Street Business School and BRAC Partner on Entrepreneurial Training for Poverty Eradication

Street Business School and BRAC Partner on Entrepreneurial Training for Poverty Eradication

(BOULDER – Colorado) BRAC, the largest NGO in the world, has contracted Street Business School (SBS) to contribute to their Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) curriculum. With an entrepreneurship curriculum that is proven to triple the daily income of families living in poverty, SBS provides evidence-based content to integrate into BRAC’s ELA curriculum. BRAC selected SBS as a partner because of the organization’s deep experience training trainers through a culturally-responsive social franchise model that includes robust partnerships in 25 different countries. To date, SBS has customized four curriculum modules to align with BRAC’S training, facilitated virtual Training of Trainers, and continues to provide ongoing expertise for BRAC’s rigorous training needs. Through this partnership, SBS has trained 20 Ambassador Lead Coaches in Rwanda on the four modules and anticipates reaching 10,000 people.

“Partnering with BRAC is a testament to the world-class nature of Street Business School’s trainings and curriculum,” says Devin Hibbard, CEO and President of Street Business School. “With 120 million people falling into poverty due to COVID-19, partnerships are key to expanding our work, and the alliance of BRAC & SBS great example of creating greater impact. We both believe in empowering self-reliance and entrepreneurship to solve poverty. We look forward to purposeful partnerships with even more organizations like BRAC,” Hibbard adds.

“The Street Business School training exceeded my expectations, says Carrie Ellet, BRAC Regional Advisor for Youth Empowerment. “The training was relevant and straightforward, and it is obvious SBS has expertise on the African continent. SBS makes online training more fun and it absolutely hit our goals,” she adds.

SBS aligns with BRAC’s recent focus on partnerships to scale impact. According to an article in Devex, Muhammad Musa, Executive Director of BRAC International shared that if there’s one theme the pandemic has surfaced, it’s the importance of working together.

The two organizations are developing plans for further collaboration within the next year.

For more information surrounding SBS Partnerships, please visit our website.


ABOUT BRAC: BRAC is an international development organization based in Bangladesh. It is the largest non-governmental development organization in the world, in terms of the number of employees as of September 2016. BRAC’s Global Goal is to reach 250 million people living in poverty to take control of their lives by 2030. BRAC is present in all 64 districts of Bangladesh as well as 11 other countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

ABOUT STREET BUSINESS SCHOOL:  SBS is an award-winning nonprofit igniting the impact of other organizations by equipping them with our one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial training for women of all ages proven to triple their income and lift their families out of poverty with dignity. The goal is to train 1 million women, changing the lives of 6 million people by 2027. SBS is currently in 25 countries within Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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