Netherlands

THE DECADE OF TRANSFORMATION – OUR ENTREPRENEURS AND THE SDG’s

At Orange Corners we believe in building a better world through entrepreneurship. We believe in young people with dreams, visions and the determination to take action and contribute to a prosperous, sustainable and inclusive society. In the light of SDG action day, the following feature celebrates some of the many Orange Corners entrepreneurs that are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

THE WASHKING OF GHANA – SDG 6

Dieudonne Kwame Agudah is a social entrepreneur, an environmentalist and an adventurer with love for learning new things. But above all: he is on a mission to empower more than 400.000 underserved and low-income people with access to improved sanitation facilities.

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LOVE OUR CITY KLEAN – Keitumetsi & Jeffrey Magwaza

Love Our City Klean (LOCK) is a waste management company focused on education and awareness. The aim is to create an integrated waste management plan in the inner city while creating jobs, education, zero-waste to landfill in Johannesburg by 2025 and environmental awareness.

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BRIDGING THE TECH GAP IN IRAQ – SDG 4

Mohammed Hamdoon faced this exact problem as he could not find a proper job in the tech sector for at least 2 years post-graduation. After being able to work in the industry he decided he wanted to help out other tech graduates who struggled to find a job in the tech field and started to develop Zoode.

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COMBATTING MALNUTRICIAN AND MORE – SDG 2

Over the years, there has been progress made in fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Africa region. Commonly regarded as a problem that mainly concerns children, the Africa region’s adult population also face a malnutrition burden in the form of anaemia, diabetes or food allergies.

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STRIVING FOR RESPONSIBLE WATER CONSUMPTION – SDG 11

Access to water is a persistent issue that the current pandemic has once again laid bare. Around the world, one in three people do not have access to drinkable water. Furthermore, two in five people are not able to wash their hands with clean water to protect themselves from COVID-19 and other viruses. Yet simultaneously, billions of liters of water are wasted daily.

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REMOVING STIGMAS AROUND MENTAL HEALTH – SDG 3

Fadfada offers accessible and affordable psychological counseling with accredited therapists through phone calls. Moreover, Fadfada educates and raises awareness through intensive use of social media.

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