Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Many know that Google’s slogan is “Do No Evil“. Well that’s only half the story. Nick Railston-Brown, Ghana Country Director for TechnoServe has just announced the entrepreneur development program winners in Ghana in Africa. TechnoServe is an economic development organization that applies business solutions to rural poverty. It receives financial support from the Google Foundation and from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.
In March, TechnoServe launched Believe Begin Become in Ghana. It’s a program that identifies entrepreneurs whose businesses can create jobs and increase incomes. Ghana’s competition marks the beginning of TechnoServe’s multi-country rollout of these business plan competitions across Africa. The Google Foundation now joins TechnoServe in sending heartfelt congratulations to all of the winners, finalists and participants in Believe Begin Become.
Google.org and the Google Foundation support select organizations whose work addresses the challenges of global poverty in ways that are effective, sustainable and scalable. The words of its founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, set its vision: We hope that someday this institution will eclipse Google itself in overall world impact by ambitiously applying innovation and significant resources to the largest of the world’s problems.