2012 Annual Report

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With the generous support of the Pearson Foundation in 2012, Sprout and the Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation saw the successful completion of Sprout Cycles 10 and 11 with participants from around the world. 20 participants were awarded the Pearson Fellowship, providing them with grants and coaching to launch their ideas. http://sprout.tigweb.org The Sprout e-course program equips youth around the world with Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation Cycle 2 essential project management skills to develop and implement In August 2012, a joint-selection committee of individuals representing TakingITGlobal, Pearson Foundation along with three 2011 Pearson Fellows selected up to 20 Fellows for the 2012 cycle. A total of 14 Sprout graduates from 2009-2012 were awarded Pearson Fellowships with seed grants of $1,000 USD and access to an individualized coaching and action program from September to December 2012. Fellows were chosen based on a suite of criteria including, but not limited to: project readiness, project scalability, coachability, and past performance in the Sprout program. Countries represented include Australia, Canada, Gambia, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. Fellows participated in bi-weekly coaching sessions with resident social innovator and Manager, Social Innovation Programming, undertook a series of reflective and venture-building activities through an exclusive online platform, and engaged in group mentoring sessions with subject matter experts. effective social innovation projects driving positive change in their communities. Sprout Cycles Sprout Cycle 10 was delivered from January 9 to March 9, 2012 with 12 participants from Australia, Barbados, Canada, Greece, India, Egypt and the United States. Soon after, Sprout Cycle 11 was delivered from April to June 2012 with a total of 16 graduates representing countries including Bangladesh, Canada, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. Both cycles saw a retention rate of approximately 80% with several graduates emerging as selected Pearson Fellows. " he Sprout course motivated and pushed me to take T initiative and go after my goals, instead of passively waiting for something to happen. I felt encouraged to think outside of the box and to think about my project idea comprehensively. I am proud of what I have accomplished in this course." — Priya Knudsen, USA. Moving forward 12 Participants in Cycle 10 20 14 Sprout graduates awarded Pearson Fellowships TakingITGlobal Annual Report 2012 16 Participants in Cycle 11 Looking forward to 2013, TakingITGlobal has plans to further develop four stand-alone activities under "Sprout Self", a selfdirected extension to the online course. This highly individualized approach based on the principles of Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading Community will help young people build essential skills and competencies in themselves in order to produce a positive impact in the world.

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