COVID-19 reminds us more than ever that we are interconnected. We believe our greatest strength is in community, and that times of challenge are when we show our true character. As we experience this global pandemic, our goal is to strengthen our social fabric and connection, even in this era of social distancing.
Street Business School is all about partnerships and collaboration. In this era of COVID-19, we are adjusting our implementation model to ensure:
This page is an evolving compilation of the resources and information for our global community to create a strong, unified response.
Organizations that are aggregating funding opportunities:
What are your plans to rethink, retool, and redeploy after COVID-19? How will your organization prepare for a variety of outcomes that COVID-19 may cause?
Scenario Planning can help you answer these questions.
To indicate your interest in attending an upcoming online Scenario Planning Workshop on June 4, please email Chris@StreetBusinessSchool.org using the subject line “Scenario Planning”.
The current health crisis will be followed by an economic one, particularly for those in resource poor settings. In response to the overwhelming need we have heard for economic development post-COVID, we have added additional Street Business School Immersion Workshops in late 2020 and 2021. Learn more, or apply today to bring the award-winning program to your community and help people launch small businesses and increase their incomes.
2020 IMMERSION WORKSHOPS
September 26 – October 4 in Uganda
October 10-18 in Uganda
2021 IMMERSION WORKSHOPS
February 6-14 in Uganda
These are the websites we are following:
–Credit World Health Organization
Host a Friday joke day with a small prize for the staff and/or beneficiary that shares the funniest joke.
While your staff is working remotely during the crisis, allow them to spend up to a given percentage of their time per week, dedicated to supporting humankind through the crisis, as matches their personal interests/talents, etc., e.g. perhaps they can sew masks where healthcare requests it, share videos of inspiration to seniors that are isolated from their family, read books online to help others with their daycare needs, etc.
We believe humor helps keep us sane in difficult times!
How can entrepreneurs continue to bring in income?
Many of our partners have shared with us that beneficiaries’ businesses are closing due to the current crisis. But of course, their income needs to continue. We are collecting COVID-appropriate businesses that we will compile and share with our partners and entrepreneurs. Homemade hand sanitizer is easy to make, in high demand, and could save lives. Here’s an easy recipe. Please email Korri@StreetBusinessSchool.org with your ideas
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