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As an organization, standing for human dignity and social justice is one of our core values. Co-Founder Torkin Wakefield shares why for SBS, this means that everyone, regardless of who they are, has the right to live a life of dignity, pride, and possibility, and...

In the last two years, the pandemic has strained every aspect of operations for organizations in the social sector. Nonprofit organizations (NGOs) saw drops in funding, higher costs for goods and services, and a simultaneous increase in need in their communities. As the pandemic enters...

“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” –W.E.B Dubois! Coach Hadijjah Namuwaya is a determined mother of four. She grew up with her grandmother in Namagabi in the outskirts of Kayunga, but when she became pregnant during her last year of high...

"Written by Torkin Wakefield Street Business School leads with its #1 value — love. We intentionally bring respect and acknowledgement to everyone in our SBS family, including our trainees, our partners, our staff, and our supporters."...

Phionah Ayebare, a joyful young mother of two daughters, is known by friends and family in Mbale as “Mayi Scrap.” Mayi Scrap, loosely translated as “Mother Scrap,” is a name she recently earned when she started a successful scrap plastic recycling business in her community. Previously,...

Conversations around gender inequality and gender bias have fueled the important work of Street Business School and the global SBS network of partners, supporters and graduates. International Women's Day 2022 (IWD) had a primary goal of breaking gender stereotypes by shining light on those who...

Muhindo has always possessed a steadfast determination to help others. After decades of caring for others, Muhindo felt she had become complacent and disillusioned. Having struggled for years as a widow to support herself and her grandchildren, she needed confidence and encouragement to explore new ways...