Women’s Private Personal Marketplace bags $25,000 grant


Women’s Private Personal Marketplace bags $25,000 grant

Boond Foundation’s initiative titled Women’s Private Personal Marketplace has won the $25,000 grant, in Project Inspire 2012 an event organized with joint initiatives by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard on 31st Aug, 2012.

 
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• Grand Prize Winner: Women’s Private Personal Market Place • Special Recognition Award: Life – Livelihood Initiatives for Empowerment of Women • People’s Choice Award: Project Stitch Women’s Private Personal Marketplace bags $25,000 grant Boond Foundation’s initiative titled Women’s Private Personal Marketplace has won the $25,000 grant, in Project Inspire 2012 an event organized with joint initiatives by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard on 31st Aug, 2012. Project Inspire is to help young change-makers create a better world of opportunities, for women and girls in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Project Inspire was launched in 2011, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard in Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa. The program provides a 5-minute platform to 18-35 year old social entrepreneurs/team of people, wherein the candidate/s have to pitch their inspired idea to the world and win a US$25,000 grant. The grant is allowed to projects that demonstrate creativity and has sustainable impact on the lives of women and girls across Asia, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East or Africa. To qualify for the US$25,000 grant, the project has to meet the following requirements: • The program must enable disadvantaged women and girls to attain sustained livelihood through entrepreneurship • Beneficiaries must be women or girls in Asia/Pacific, Middle East or Africa • The winner(s) of this competition will have to commence the fieldwork by 1 December 2012 • The project is designed to be implemented with a US$25,000 budget Rustam Sengupta, Boond Project Head and Angelique Mannella (Decode Global) along with the team members represented the Project at Singapore in the INSEAD Campus. Among the total 9 finalists, Boond Foundation won the grant. The final was live-telecasted for the viewers via webcast on the Project Inspire’s site. Women’s Private Personal Market Place by Boond Foundation

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