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East Africa Trip 2018: Social Entrepreneurship & Tech Development

Smile To The Future will be going on a 3-month trip to East Africa from the 14th of June until the 10th of September 2018.The countries to be visited include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The objective of this trip is to lay the foundation for future social and sustainable business opportunities that will contribute to local initiatives and support local and global development. We intend to do this through setting up partnerships, business development opportunities and investing in different sustainable and innovating high potential projects in the field of agriculture, block chain, energy and real estate.

The countries we are planning to go to are all experiencing challenges in these areas that can be turned into opportunities. In addition, we aspire to provide assistance with the implementation of the different projects, but also to exchange knowledge with the local population, which can be beneficial for both parties. All our projects are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Furthermore we will be experiencing the countries from different perspectives: from the poorest to the richest, talking to local communities as well as politicians. We will be looking at a diverse range of social projects, ranging from local community efforts to bigger projects.

The main activities that will take place are mainly focused on:

  • Facilitating agricultural trading deals between European partners and local African farmers.
  • Discussing block chain technology with key stakeholders informing them about the ways this      technology can free up significant national funds and address worldwide corruption obstacle
  • Identifying business development opportunities through the growth of long-term relationships through an open source platform.
  • Visiting a variety of social projects and experiencing East African cultures from different perspectives.

By joining this trip, you will have the amazing opportunity to explore and experience different cultures and the wonderful nature and sceneries in these East African countries. You will see places you would normally never end up as a solo traveler, as you will be shown around by locals and people who already know the region. It is a unique chance to work off some things on your bucket list! Next to that, you will gain valuable experience in the field of international sustainable development, especially focusing on agriculture and the blockchain technology by joining specialists and experienced investors in meetings with government officials and other stakeholders. Instead of simply volunteering, you can make truly mutual and beneficial contacts with people and businesses! You can make a positive contribution to local and global development by taking part in high-potential business and social projects that will make the world a better place.

Interested in learning more about our trip, joining the team to East Africa, business opportunities, or contributing in another way? Kindly send an email with your contact details to travel@smiletothefuture.org for more information.

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