PROJECT INCUBATOR FOR YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS (PISE)
WHAT IS PISE?
PISE (Project Incubator for Young Social Entrepreneur) is a platform that aims to use the power of networking to disrupt the opportunity gaps among Vietnamese high school students. Making use of the ever-growing, widespread usage of Internet and the burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit in Vietnam, we strive to become a community that navigates students of socially and geographically disadvantaged backgrounds to life-changing opportunities in Vietnam and abroad.
WHERE IT ALL BEGINS?
Pursuing a liberal art education has become a resolution to many Vietnamese who find themselves unable to grow to their fullest potential otherwise. Most of whom were able to do so thanks to the growing number of scholarships worldwide.
Information about such opportunities is now prevalent on the Internet. In addition, Internet access is not a luxury in Vietnam where its penetration reaches 67% of the country's 96 million population. However, it is nearly impossible to navigate to suitable opportunities without any guidance. Capable and motivated students from Vietnam's lower-tier municipalities are extremely underepresented due to a to the lack of affordable, dedicated guidance, preparation and network.
Founded by a team of dedicated, and experienced Vietnamese students abroad, PISE strives to change the game by creating a powerful network of Vietnamese students worldwide where these talented, yet underpriviledged studentscan fall back for advice and mentorship. Our primary goal is to bring them closer to the opportunities that they couldn't access elsewhere.
- To disrupt opportunity gaps.
- To spur entrepreneurial spirit among aspiring, but socially and geographically disadvantaged student in Vietnam
- To establish an extensive, well-connected network of aspiring Vietnamese students of all background.
- To nurture, and to transform innovative ideas into reality.
OUR FIRST STEP: PISE 2018
Created by PISE Team with the support of Startup Vietnam Foundarion, various entrepreneurs and educational consultants, "PISE 2018: Hack your Habit!" strives to be a program BOTH create personal impacts to our participants, and positive impacts in their respective communities.
PISE 2018 will begin with an Orientation Camp from 4th -5th August 2018 in Nguyen Quang Dieu High School for The Gifted, Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province. Mentees, most of whom are high school students from lower-tier multicipality, will have the opportunities to meet their study-abroad mentors and high-profile gues speakers. This will be an opportunity for these mentees to listen to inspiring stories as well as to participate in the carefully-crafted activities that PISE carefully builds. The primary objective of this boot-camp is to inspire and to boost mentees’ confidence in their limitless potential.
Following the Orientation Camp, two or three mentees will be paired up with one mentor to incubate a project that aims to bring the critical social impacts in the mentees’ respective student communities. The theme of this year is "Hack your Habit", where mentees are assigned to create a project that can (1) Introduce a new good habit or (2) Break an old bad habit in their communities.
The goal of PISE 2018 is facillitate meaningful bonds between mentees, mentors and our ever-growing network of supporters while assisting mentees to turn their ideas into well-researched project proposals. Though desireable, the implementation of these projects ARE entirely DEPENDENT ON the success of THIS CAMPAIGN and our other fundraising effort. Hence, we hope you can join us to bring PISE and its mentees' project into reality.
HOW WILL WE USE YOUR DONATION?
We will distribute your donation according to the following chart:
HOW WILL YOUR DONATION SUPPORT US?
With S15, you can help us cover the cost* of a local mentee to join our Orientation Camp.
With $25, you can help us cover the cost** of non-local mentee to join our Orientation Camp.
With $$35, you can help us cover the cost*** of supporting a mentor to join our Orientation Camp.
With $300, you can help us financially secure one PISE 2018's incubated project.
For more information about PISE and our activities, please visit us at:
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