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Amna Asif | Relivenow

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Yu Weixing | ZHOPE

Zhu Bingzhao | Shanghai Lang Yi Agricultural Science & Technology Co. Ltd.

Zhu Cong | Changsha Di Yi Social Service Centre

Wang Junxiao | BlueRiver Theater

Pooja Chopra| Khwaab Welfare Trust

Albin Jose| Lal10

Eshan Sadasivan|Prosoc Innovators Pvt Ltd

Janhavi Joshi |Bleetech Innovations Pvt Ltd

Rakesh Gupta |Gram Shree

Summaiya Afreen | Lakshya Jeevan Jagriti

Liju George | Rural Caravan

Aman Sharma | TEACH

Ankit Roy | Shaktisteller Energy Solutions

Alakshi Tomar | TruCup

Anusha Fatima | TrashIt

Azima Dhanjee | ConnectHear

Fahd Khan| Mohafiz

Wasiq Ismael| Good Earth

G N Raghu | Bags’N Stories

Kavita Shah | Neev Shikshan Santha

Surender Yadav | Self Reliant India

Rakesh Kaushik | Daksha Empower Ability Fndn

Vinay Chataraju | Kritsnam Technologies

Saro Imran | Trans Welfare Foundation

Javeria Binte Shakeel | ENENT

Abrahim Shah | Mobiliti

Musa Aamir | Rizq

Mohyuddin Qadir | Teleport

Laraib Abid | Flare of MASHAL

Shirin Mehri | Green Box

Shahzad Younas | EyeAutomate

Ali Yar | Mohafiz – Life Saving App

Arhum Ishtiaq | ConnectHear

Impact Link India Fellows 2017 - 2018

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Pooja ChopraKhwaab Welfare Trust

In 2014, we started our journey with a dream called ‘Khwaab’ to financially empower low-income community women by imparting livelihood skills and channeling their earnings toward their child’s education, family’s welfare and community’s development.Khwaab empowers a creative group of women who design beautiful products to support their children and family.Impact - Leadership and skills development

DelhiMentor: Danielle Trudeau, Director at Tribe Porty - Edinburgh Funding: £4,000

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For organizations with sense of self-awakening, they may eventually embark on a road of social enterprises”

Albin JoseLal10

We are a young team of artists, designers, poets, photographers, engineers and social workers, who are passionate towards reviving the traditional creative art forms of India. Lal10 invest more than 70% of profits in building the ecosystem of artisans.Impact - Financial and product development:“The financial support helped us in the development of the technology product for artisans helped us in business, develop catalogs, manage the inventories in real-time and provided health and investment updates and created an actively engaging community of artisans.Impact link enabled us to explore our style to manage our team and understand ways in which we can work with our peers.”

DelhiMentor: Camille Dessler,Director at Isle of Eigg Community Trust - EiggFunding: £4,000

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Eshan SadasivanProsoc Innovators Pvt Ltd

PROSOC Innovators is structured in a majority, around one mission: To design and develop innovative products and services of social importance to empower people at the bottom of the pyramid. We are working to design and develop multiple products of social importance in different sectors like education, livelihood, agriculture and healthcare.Impact - Leadership capabilities and self-reflection: “Impact Link workshops helped me to scrutinize the leadership-related behavioural aspects through self-reflection and provided the right tools to improve in necessary areas"

DelhiMentor: Alastair Clyne, Director at Heroica Coffee – GlasgowFunding: £4,000

“To design and develop innovative products and services of social importance to empower people at the bottom of the pyramid."

Janhavi JoshiBleetech Innovations pvt Ltd

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Bleetech Innovations is a start-up that works for the deaf community by providing technological and design-driven solutions including an app supporting a digital sign language library.

Impact - Mentoring and Financial Support: “With the mentoring support we were able to formulate a business model for us to expand beyond India, it definitely helped us sustain and grow in India.The financial support helped our products get ready for the market to utilize the time wise strong distribution and sales channels leveraging our budding community of the deaf users.”

MaharashtraMentor:Bruce GunnFounder at Passion for Social – GlasgowFunding: £4,000

Rakesh GuptaGram Shree Development Services Private Limited

Gram Shree connects local artisians & designers directly to global customers and increasing their livelihood, removing middlemen, helping them create and promote their brand and thereby preserving our culture, traditions and values.Impact -Self-reflection and Financial Support:“The workshop helped me to reflect on the interpersonal skills and managing team and way of leading it. The financial support provided us freedom to work on our product development which we were not able to support otherwise.”

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JaipurMentor: Andrew BailieManager at Social Bite – EdinburghFunding: £4,000

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Supporting local artisian & designers

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Summaiya AfreenLakshya Jeevan Jagriti

We are a platform where women from lower socio-economic status participate in various training programs from basic education and financial literacy to digital and computer literacy to help empower themselves, with emphasis on economic and social development, decision making and building support networks.Impact - Leadership Development and Mentoring: “Leadership Development has directly impacted the functioning of our organisation and the mentors could guide us in our journeys. The financial support helped us in working on the development of our trainers. Thank you!”

"Leadership Development has impacted

DelhiMentor: Danielle Trudeau,Director at Tribe Porty - EdinburghFunding: £3,500

the functioning of our organisation".

BharuchMentor: Alastair Clyne,Director at Heroica Coffee – GlasgowFunding: £3,500

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We are a for-purpose enterprise that envisions to enhance the lives and livelihoods of the rural people through appropriate design of interventions. One of our interventions is to scale up appropriate innovations through local entrepreneurship and institutions.Impact - Networking and Mentoring Support: “Rural Caravan works with tribal communities, trying to identify and build business and livelihood solutions for them. The constraints from tribal communities are so different from even rural India. The funding support was useful in undertaking a couple of high failure risk pilots with the tribal communities. The learning from these pilots has helped us to build stronger case studies for future implementation. Furthermore, on the mentorship, the concept in itself is a very wonderful undertaking. People from a vast set of experiences coming forward to share their knowledge. In my specific case, Mr. Clyne was helpful in sharing leads to couple of funding and grant making organisations. Mr. Clyne’s experience in setting up community-based business was insightful.”

Liju George- Rural Caravan

Aman SharmaTEACH (Training and Educational Centre for theHearing Impaired).

The two day workshop helped us on obtaining certain skills like, pitching, clarity on the thought."

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We are a registered not-for-profit working towards the education of children with hearing and speech impairment since July 2016. It has created a higher education facility for the deaf children in Mumbai & since 2016 we have enabled 65 deaf children to pursue higher education.

Impact - Networking and Mentor Support: Through the Impact Link Program, we could extend our networking skill, the two day workshop helped us on obtaining certain skills like, pitching, clarity on the thought. From the organisational view, the mentoring session helped us to move towards the technological development and create an online portal (currently in development stage).

MumbaiMentor: Andrew Bailie,Manager at Social Bite – EdinburghFunding: £3,500

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Ankit RoyShaktisteller Energy Solutions

We are a firm with the intention of maximising the social impact of solar energy on-grid systems, biogas and zero-emission vehicles in India.Impact - Leadership and forward planning: “When we started the company, I was focussed on my growth in terms of and business. After the Impact Link program I have started focussing on collective growth. Every person in the team has now an opportunity to grow and we encourage everyone to participate in project planning. We have even received appreciation from a lot of customers for our team efforts which shows the positive changes in the organization.” “A mentor can provide valuable insights from his experiences that might lack in a young leader, someone like me. Mr. Graham [mentor] gave me insights which helped me to communicate with people around me in an effective manner.”

BhopalMentor: Graham Miller,Founder at Really Real Resources – PerthFunding: £3,500

Alakshi TomarTruCup

We are a social enterprise working to promote sustainable menstruation through premier, innovative and state of the art range of menstrual products and awareness programs across the world. The bold and colourful TruCup Menstrual Cups, utilised during menstruation, are bell-shaped medical-grade silicone cups which last for years, are economical, easy to use and environmentally friendly!Impact - Scaling, Mentoring and financial support: “With the support provided by the Impact Links program, I have definitely been able to achieve goals and targets much earlier than anticipated. The mentor allocated to us [Celia Hodson] was hugely beneficial, being in the same space as us but much ahead in terms of growth and impact. We were able to anticipate and implement innovative ideas for a lot of the challenges, while also a network of opportunities opened up for us”

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DelhiMentor: Celia Hodson,Founder at Hey Girls! – EdinburghFunding: £3,500

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MysuruMysuruMentor: Lesley Compston and Graham MillerFunding: £3,650

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Bags’N Stories empowers women in rural areas to earn a steady income by making high quality cotton bags and other products. It also addresses environmental issues by providing sustainable alternative options to synthetic materials and dyes, through the use of organic cotton in the products.Impact:The support from Impact link has helped BAG'N STORIES in 2 ways. 1. The Rebuilding Income steams tool kit has helped us reflect on our strengths and weaknesses, which helped us compartmentalize our effort for better results; better orders and bringing new product line. This also has improved our relationship with our stakeholders (Women). 2. Financial support enhanced our tools and skill base, and gave freedom to venture into a new product line-up. And also it has helped us to open our 2nd unit with basic tools to start with. After the mentoring session, we more often use the PESTLE and SWOT analysis to better understand our situation, which gives a better output. Even though it has been only a short period to evaluate the entire results, we can see a lot of changes in our mentality to counter problems and challenges.

G N Raghu- Bags’N Stories

Kavita Shah -Neev Shikshan Santha

Exposure to some best practices helped in creation of effective processes. Opportunities to learn with the peers and understanding their perspectives also helps us to get fresh perspectives as well.

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Neev Shikshan Santha focuses on Teacher Professional Development with an objective to change Teacher Practices that enables curiosity in children for meaningful learning experiences.

Impact:Being a leader it [Impact Link] helped in effective visioning exercise, better understanding of the business economics. What really stand out for me was how Non-Profits like Ours can think of sustainable revenue streams and how to shift from Grant Based to revenue based self sustained. Understanding use of Economic/Financial Terminology effectively has helped not only in planning for the budget but creating effective contemporary “Corporate Understandable” Budget sheets.The Support from Impact link not only helped us financially, it also helped us prioritise the impact on stakeholders,create our own revenue streams and with program Design

VadodaraMentor: Lesley Compston and Graham MillerFunding: £3,650

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Surender YadavSelf Reliant India

Self Reliant India addresses the problem of “Ineffective school environment and unsupportive home & community environment” which results in poor student learning outcomes and early dropouts of students belonging to low economic sections.Impact - Communication and confidence:I’m learning to find talent, acquire and team up better with stronger communication and clarity.We are able to reach more number of beneficiaries, team without hesitation and more confidence. Risk aversion has lessened quite a lot.

HaryanaMentor:Lesley Compston and Graham MillerFunding: £3,650

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Rakesh Kaushik -Daksha Empower Ability Foundation

Daksha Empower Ability Foundation provides sustainable vocational training as well as employment to People with Disabilities (PWDs).After receiving this support, we have revised our strategies on Cooperation, Coordination, Collaboration and Co-ownership, which are the basic management principles of our organization. Impact can be assessed as Collaboration. We have been focused on Handicraft items previously but now we have started focusing on "Daksha Flora Nursery" which is in demand in city and also gives financial sustainability to organization. We are organizing counselling Workshops for Persons With Disabilities so as to motivate them that they have ability to work efficiently and contribute towards economically strengthening of family as well.

"After the mentoring, we took efforts to collaborate with other organisations working in the field to create an impact on wider level".

AjmerMentor:Lesley Compston and Graham Miller Funding: £3,650

Vinay ChatarajuKritsnam Technologies

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Kritsnam Technologies is an integrated platform for complete water resource management across States. By integrating data from water bodies, the gap is bridged between water users and water managers by providing the right amount of water at the right time. This achieves sustainable use of fresh water for agriculture and drinking purposes.

ImpactThe program made me question some of the fundamentals and made me rethink how I see the world and position myself in a global perspective.The funding supported us in boosting our sales strength in providing the fund at the right time for marketing.The leadership session was the most useful aspect of Impact Link. It did help in asking myself questions on how to look at the market during these unprecedented times.

KanpurMentor:Lesley Compston and Graham MillerFunding: £3,650

Impact Link China Fellows 2018 - 2019

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What: A social enterprise producing environmental friendly paper for consumers and carrying out educational training on environmental protection:“We are an innovative social enterprise focusing on young people's environmental education. We work towards a triple bottom line, with the mission of developing awareness, forming good habits and building a new model for sustainable development. We also provide eco study tours and additional products like stationery, custom gifts, and fashion items.”Impact - Reflection and Peer Support:“We would like to thank Social Enterprise Academy to offer us an opportunity to sit down and do reflection. We'd like to thank our peers for our future cooperation as we will be much more open-minded, pragmatic and more confidence to win. Hope we could build a responsible, creative and altruistic business eco-system.”

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Ecofroggy Culture (Huan Bao Wa) & Tech International Co., Ltd International Culture & Technology Co. LTD

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Yu WeixingZhongke Zhuo Wang Network Technology Co. LTD. (ZHOPE)

What: A social enterprise promoting employment for disabled people with internet technology: “We are becoming China’s largest comprehensive service provider with a mission to create employment for disabled people through applying internet and high technology. We have built ten employment bases around the west, south and north of China, and provided training for over 1000 disabled person. It was co-founded in 2017, originated from the Zhongke Hope Group under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.” Impact - Impact Measurment Understanding: “What impressed me the most during the program is the "impact measurement", which is also the most important consideration and concern in social enterprises. This new learning allowed me to put it in my business plan”

"Training for over 1000 disabled people"

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Zhu BingzhaoShanghai Lang Yi Agricultural Science & Technology Co. LTD.

“Thank you for arranging this programme. These two days are self-examination, self-evaluation and self-correction”

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What: A social enterprise addressing the problem of soil pollution, committing to environmental protection: “We are dedicated to working on soil improvement, organic farming, edible landscaping and ecological education to contribute to the sustainable development of agriculture.”

Impact - Reflection and Collaborative Working: “Sam's two-day programme is excellent and he is an admirable social entrepreneur. When we finished the group photo, he helped every strain of grass to get up which are stepped down by us. What a model! This programme was just the beginning, and we only finished 10% of whole learning. Other 30% had to be acquired by continuous learning on our own, and the rest 60% need to be learned by practice in our own projects. Let's keep working together.”

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Zhu CongChangsha Di Yi Social Service Centre

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What: A social enterprise supporting homeless people in the Changsha City region of Hunan:“We provide a needs assessment and service for people in the local area. We aid the homeless and work on building lifeline protection for those struggling to thrive.” Impact - Reflecting on Social Enterprise Model:

Hunan

For organizations with sense of self-awakening, they may eventually embark on a road of social enterprises”

Wang JunxiaoBlueRiver Theater Impact: Art & Culture

What: A social enterprise supporting the development of the community through the application of drama: “We are the first to promote drama thinking in China. As a social enterprise and practitioner, Le Blue River Theatre serves the community through providing original theatre workshops and community stage dramas, helping them explore solutions to build a better community, as well as promoting the integration of all walks of life.” Impact - Peer support and tools to support business development:“From the ice-breaking, we enter into a moment of inspiring collective wisdom. The ingenious design of each session allowed me to draw inspiration from different team members, especially on the second day when I learned "product & market", "influence map" and other tools, which supplemented the basis of business thinking for me. SEA is the first step for me to realize my dream of public benefit from 0 to 1!”

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Amna AsifRelivenow

Relivenow connects people with experienced psychologists, therapists or counsellors from the convenience of their own space. We're an online counselling service platform supports you through your journey of recovery.Impact - Leadership, Organisational impact and Mentoring: “I have changed as a leader In terms of how I view social impact and the amount of time and resources I am willing to spend to create a better community.Impact Link has had a continuing impact and will go on that way after we have put the theory into practice, it has steered us in the right direction.”“I was paired up with Roy [mentor] who is an amazing mentor and works in a similar industry than I do. So for him to just share his experience and work was quite enlightening and I got to ask some great questions too that were very helpful.Impact Link funding provided us with a runway that we needed to work on the project and to be able to move in a forward direction. We were able to create a first draft of our website that led us to give out our services more seamlessly, hired volunteers and interns to work on social media and different awareness campaigns, hosted multiple events to create awareness."

KarachiMentor: Roy Clunie,Former Chairperson at Atlantis Leisure – ObanFunding: £4,000

The Impact Link learningprogram allowed me to slow down, look at things from a different perspective and then reflect on them. Clarity is what I needed and I got just that!”

Anusha FatimaTrashlt

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TrashIt has a zero waste goal and make premium compost from organic waste to generate healthier soil. Efficient organic waste processing can reduce emissions, recycle nutrient value and capture energy.Impact - Leadership understanding and looking at the ‘bigger picture: “I have a better understanding of my leadership style, and the attributes I would like to improve on.I learned new concepts and different ways to reflect on the business. Learning from the program will allow me to revamp my KPIs.” “The discussions on ‘How, What and Why’ was helpful as it reminded me of our purpose. Reflection on the financials and business model enabled me to look at our journey from a bird’s eye view which is often neglected in the day-to-day hustle.”

KarachiMentor: Reuben Chesters,Co-founder at Locavore - GlasgowFunding: £4,000

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Azima DhanjeeConnectHear

ConnectHear aims to support the deaf and mute community using sign language interpretation services – in person and via video call – and an audio to Pakistan Sign Language (PSL) software. Our social media domains have built a community for the deaf and mute people to share their stories, express their concerns and contact us in times of need.Impact - Self-realisation and reflection: “Seeing that your organization [Social Enterprise Academy] took six years to finally scale up made me realise that it is ok to have slow progress."

KarachiMentor: Alastair Clyne, Director at Heroica Coffee – GlasgowFunding: £4,000

“It was a reflective process and has allowed me to focus my energies on what need done – such as finance and product development.”

Fahd KhanMohafiz

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Part of Humanetek, Mohafiz is an application that allows users to broadcast a life-threatening situation to your nominated In Case of Emergency (ICE) contacts through SMS. These may be immediate family members, neighbours or friends so that they can come to your assistance when you need it the most.

Impact - Leadership and self-reflection: “The program made me look at things from a different perspective... What I took from it was that most things aren’t rocket science – you just need the time to appreciate and recognise what needs done.”

Islamabad Mentor: Lesley Compston,Managing Director at KLAS Care – GlasgowFunding: £4,000

The program will help me solve quite a few managerial issues which were major issues for me”

Wasiq IsmaelGood Earth

Good Earth ensures the delivery of the highest quality, sustainably grown produce. We include traceability of food so our customers know where their food comes from and the level of care involved in its production.Impact -Business development, peer support and innovative learning: “The program allowed me to refresh my perspective on team management and changing gears to achieve different or better results.” “The impact of the program was that it gave us the space to think about business development, road mapping and partnerships” “Putting teams on the spot during the learning program, and allowing them to come up with solutions, plus having an outsider’s opinion, was useful”

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KhanewalMentor: Bruce Gunn,Founder at Passion for Social – GlasgowFunding: £4,000

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Saro ImranTrans Welfare Foundation

Trans Welfare Foundation envisions a society where all Transgender persons can live with dignity, self-respect, enjoying equal social justice and wellbeing.ImpactThis program proves that being Transgender is not a hurdle of achieving your passion for social impact through business. I feel so glad to be the part of this platform that gives me strength and courage to achieve my dreams.The program was very useful to understand the different dynamics of social enterprise in depth.This program has given a direction and a road map for our organization as a sustainable model for transgender led businesses.The mentorship experience was too good as it was not only skilful but also trans friendly.

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MultanMentor: Graham Miller, MiMi Myo Win, Maryam Arshad, Adam Motiwala, Chaudhry Talha, Erum Masood, Qaiser AbbasiFunding: £4,000 from Scottish Government

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Javeria Binte ShakeelENENT

ENENT is a clean-tech electronics startup, focused to design innovative products that reduce energy waste.ImpactThe programme was up to my expectation especially educational sessions were helpful, as it provided us the opportunity to connect with some highly profile professionals, to cater our queries and seek guidance from them. The boot camp gave me tools to whip my business idea into perfect shape; I did manage to fill in some of the blanks that I had previously with the help of mentors

"Mentors, sessions and group discussions gave us

KarachiMentor: Graham Miller, MiMi Myo Win, Maryam Arshad, Chaudhry TalhaFunding: £4,000 from Scottish Government

insightful learning that positively influenced us".

Abrahim Shah -Mobiliti

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Mobiliti is a mobility aid and rehabilitation equipment design and development startup with the aim to break the wall of disability and enabling our users to socially integrate by generating positions where our product users will be the ones manufacturing the products.Impact - This programme was a complete package of improving ourselves and our companies.I understand my shortcomings better and now know better about what type of attributes should I exhibit in different roles. The mentoring sessions delivered exactly what they promised and that helped us a lot. Every session had its own contributions, from understanding my role to handling finances to marketing and pitching your business I got to learn a lot. The sessions helped me improve not just as a leader but also in understanding my organization and business.

KarachiMentor: Maryam Arshad, Chaudhry TalhaFunding: £4,000 from Scottish Government

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Musa Aamir -Rizq

Rizq is a social enterprise that aims to fight hunger, malnutrition and food wastage in Pakistan by developing a marketplace for food philanthropy, connecting donors, nonprofits and end beneficiaries through technology to create transparent and effective channels for food distribution.ImpactIt was an amazing experience sharing the stage with such innovative enterprises and learning from such experienced mentors and industry professionals. The 5 day boot camp served as a crash course for all things a startup would need to fine tune itself and prep it self for scale. The primary impact of the programme that I am anticipating is that I along with my management will be able to design my organization better, other than this I certainly came to know the importance of the legal side of our operations and how important they are for a social enterprise. The mentoring was valuable because of the knowledge I have gained and the connections I have built. Today now I know who to talk to if I need help. The funding helped us to hire vital HR to build out the store as well as purchase initial inventory to get started.

LahoreMentor: Maryam Arshad, Chaudhry Talha, Qaiser AbbasiFunding: £4,000 from Scottish Government

Mohyuddin QadirTeleport

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With our eco friendly bike, we aim to bring carbon emissions to zero, make transition from combustion engines to electric vehicles and switch to sustainable energy

Impact:Attending the bootcamp wasn’t easy and a reminder to how hard entrepreneurship be can be. But it was worth it. Managing to taking out time to attend the bootcamp learning leadership skills. Making new connections was something worth the dedication.I must say the program was a door into solving one of your biggest issues ie winning the grant. Also making the milestones helped us better make the gant chart and luckily we were able to use the funds in the right manner as well as meeting our business plans time line.

PeshawarMentor:Maryam Arshad, Adam MotiwalaFunding: £4,000 from Scottish Government

“Being near to the launch and seeing people being very supportive helps give confidence and compels me to do more.”

Laraib AbidFlare of MASHAL

Bridge The Gap' App will be helping marginalized people and youth to trace free and easily accessible SRH services available around them. We have developed myths bursting literature (English/Urdu) on Family Planning. We do theater plays and open mic session to market the application across PakistanImpactDuring this Pandemic time, a lot of people do feel like opportunities are disappearing or maybe this time is not the best to implement further ideas but platforms like Impact Link help us to believe that when one door closes other ones open. I have been more optimistic than before. I was able to know more ideas which are implemented, how mentors have overcome the issues and how as a young leader the journey makes us a leader. Bootcamps like this experience not only creates a network but helps to grow more and more and makes us create out of the box ideas with effective implementation.

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LahoreMentor: Maryam Arshad, Chaudhry Talha, Qaiser AbbasiFunding: £2,200 from UNDP Pakistan

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Shirin Mehri - Green Box

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Green Box is a youth-driven engagement lab nurturing sustainability leadership in Pakistan. We are developing a community of young people for environmental action and accountability. We are doing this through tools, practical experience, and network to drive change nation-wide.Impact - The programme served as a great platform to connect with other social entrepreneurs and mentors part of the ecosystem here in Pakistan. I now have more awareness about the so cent ecosystem and thus able to make more verified decisions in terms of my role.The mentorship and funding has supported the start-up in different ways, strengthening our existing programs and providing us with a platform to launch new programs.The week long bootcamp included relevant sessions for budidng social entrepreneurs in Pakistan, each posing further thought-provoking sessions for us to apply to our ventures and create a stronger base! It was great to see the various pain-points that are being solved by the youth across the nation!

KarachiMentor: Maryam Arshad, Chaudhry TalhaFunding: £2,200 from UNDP Pakistan

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Shahzad YounasEyeAutomate

We have developed an eye gaze controlled wheelchair that helps them to move around on their own without being dependent upon someone. Globally 1/50 people are paralyzed and can't move on their own. In my case my father lost his life due to such disability and that's my cause to start this venture.ImpactTo me it was a blessing to be a part of this amazing bootcamp. It was a great source for strengthening the network and to discuss what you can learn from each other. In terms of learning I would say these five days were phenomenal. I am very excited to apply my upgraded knowledge to solve the problems that we are facing in our entrepreneurial journey.

LahoreMentor: MiMi Myo Win, Maryam Arshad, Adam MotiwalaFunding:£2,200 from UNDP Pakistan

"I realized that learning never ends and you should

keep focusing on learning new things every day.".

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Ali YarMohafiz – Life Saving App

Life Saving App is Pakistan's 911! As Pakistan does not have an integrated 911/999 emergency management platform for the masses. There are over 735 emergency helplines and through our efforts, we are trying to facilitate Pakistani citizens by providing a singular platform to which they can turn to while they are in need.ImpactI found the Impact Link: Social Enterprise Challenge 2020 boot camp very refreshing and helpful! It was great to be with such aspiring social entrepreneurs from all across the country and I look forward to adding value for one another wherever possible during our journeys.Every single mentor was an expert of his domain and sessions went interactive. Examples were from real life.Positively, with this funding – we would be able to save many more lives, our office space lets us assemble for saving people, Our App lets people to help themselves in their emergencies including blood arrangements, our field teams help people on ground. Every single bit adds contribution to social impact that’s enabled by this grant.

IslamabadMentor: Graham Miller, MiMi Myo Win, Maryam Arshad, Chaudhry TalhaFunding: £2,200 from UNDP Pakistan

Arhum IshtiaqConnectHear

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ConnectHear is a social start-up led by aspiring youth working for sign language accessibility and deaf-inclusion in Pakistan. We focus on sign language literacy and deaf accessibility.

Impact: Going through the bootcamp was definitely a very welcome challenge due to how rigorous it was and despite being all-online, it very effectively helped me push myself out of my comfort zone and come at the end of it more knowledgeable, connected and insightful.

KarachiMentor:Maryam Arshad, Adam MotiwalaFunding: £2,200 from UNDP Pakistan

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How can you support Impact Link?Share this showcase as far and wide as possible to celebrate the success of our impactful Social Entrepreneur Fellows.Find out how you can support our Fellows by becoming an Impact Link Mentor and sharing your own social enterprise experience – email jessica@socialenterprise.academy for more information Find out how you can help us sustain the impact we’re having across the three countries by sponsoring the Impact Link programme – email nazia@socialenterprise.academy to chat Follow us on Twitter and support our programme all year!

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Would you like to learn more about the Impact Link programme and the impact we’ve had via our three SEA partner Hubs in India, Pakistan and China? Contact us or learn more:jessica@socialenterprise.academy www.socentsupport.scot/ 0131 243 2670

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