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  • Seizing rare opportunities – NN Japan volunteer

    Seizing rare opportunities – NN Japan volunteer

    By Yasuko Ogawa, Local General Counsel, NN Japan

    I always wanted to contribute to educational programmes for young students. I have volunteered as a teacher’s assistant at an elementary school (for physically challenged class) in the USA when I was a college student. Rarely do companies in Japan provide such kind of opportunities.

  • Best young social entrepreneurs gather for Inspiration Day in the Netherlands

    Best young social entrepreneurs gather for Inspiration Day in the Netherlands

    Gathered altogether, the fifty present pupils were full of pride. "Wow, we are among the best twenty teams of the Netherlands!" Of the more than 300 teams consisting of 1,100 students, they are among the top twenty. They came together on March 16 for Inspiration Day: an inspiring morning for these future social entrepreneurs, which they could continue to work together with mentors of NN Group on their idea for a social enterprise.

  • Girls in management in Norway

    Girls in management in Norway

    Kaisa Lervik, Analytics Talent Community Lead, Avanade Norway got involved with Ungt Entreprenorskap (JA Norway) this winter to lend her expertise during the programme “Girls in Management”. She shared her views on the experience.

  •  Social Innovation Relay Road Show by JA Hungary

    Social Innovation Relay Road Show by JA Hungary

    This school year, JA Hungary has taken a new approach to raising awareness of social entrepreneurship among Hungarian students and teachers. Through the Social Entrepreneurship Roadshow events, students not only meet successful Hungarian social entrepreneurs but also take part in a creative idea generation process with JA Hungary staff members.

  • Opening young Dutch minds to social innovation

    Opening young Dutch minds to social innovation

    On one early morning in November of 2016, Jong Ondernemen (JO) in the Netherlands hit the highway and made their way to Veluws College Walterbosch in Apeldoorn. Their mission was to deliver a lesson under the programme of Social Innovation Relay (SIR) to students aged 15 to 18 (fourth graders). 101 students from three classes benefited from the lesson.

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