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New SINA video with interviews released

The Social Innovation Academy, or in short SINA, is a self-organized learning environment that transforms challenges into opportunities. We create social businesses that have a positive impact on the environment and on the society. We wanted to create a place where the youth starts to create their own jobs instead of looking for jobs and

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When people hear about SINA, they are excited. When people visit SINA, they are blown away! For all who cannot come and visit us, we tried to capture the empowering atmosphere at SINA in this short film. Enjoy, share and come to Mpigi, Uganda to experience how marginalized youth create social enterprises. A longer video

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From Refugees to Social Entrepreneurs

Uganda is home to diverse wildlife and spectacular national parks. On the shore of a lake, where once hippos and giraffes used to drink from, sits now a refugee camp, home to 70,000 people. Nakivale is now a dusty environment with high poverty. Because of instabilities, frequent coups overthrowing governments in the region of Eastern

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SINA hit by Lightning

innovative ideas on their ways to social enterprises The title of this post is not just a catchy phrase but reality. SINA being located on top of a hill, overlooking two beautiful valleys has not just positive side effects. At 5am in the morning on a Wednesday the whole SINA community was shaken by a

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Embracing feedback to feed-forward

SINA at the HIVOS Social Innovation Award Ceremony 2014 The HIVOS Social Innovation Award ceremony in Amsterdam was a fantastic experience for Etienne Salborn and the Social Innovation Academy (SINA). We did not win the award and the price money but we won a lot of new contacts, inspirations, valuable feedback and people could learn

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