An inspiring encounter in Kazakhstan

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One of the things I love most about working with social entrepreneurs is their ability to surprise you. You think you’ve heard all the best ideas, or someone has moved you in a way you’ll never experience again but then someone comes along and leaves you in total awe. I just had this experience when I was in Almaty, Kazakhstan a few weeks ago. I was over there with the British Council and Chevron to share lessons from the UK social enterprise space and one of my meetings took me to meet a young social entrepreneur, Eldos.

I arrived at 5pm to meet Eldos in the lobby of his hotel. He’d traveled from his region of Kazakhstan to Almaty and was also due to speak at the conference the next day. He proceeded to tell me his story…

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We Asked Five…

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The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme gives social entrepreneurs the best possible chance of success by providing access to support and funding. To date the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme has supported 1,000 social entrepreneurs to grow their enterprises and increase their positive impact.

We asked five SSE Fellows of the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programmes whether they would recommend it to others.

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A torrent of verbal ectoplasm: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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Closed gone fishing

A very misleading headline. This week’s edition is a little dry, it seems I used all my creative inspiration on last week’s poetry edition. So much so that I’m taking off on holiday for a couple of weeks to recharge my batteries. No Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You until 6th November, you’ll be relieved to hear.

Enjoy this week’s news (there’s a lot of it) and have a good couple of weeks.

@davemcglashan

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Action Learning – a Favourite Day

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By SSE Fellow, Melanie Glass, Founder Devenishgirl Bakery@Devenishgirlb

“What day is it?” asked Pooh.

“Today” squeaked Piglet.

“My favourite day” stated Pooh.

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Difficult to read and rather annoying: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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Poetry

Yesterday was National Poetry Day
So this is written in rhyme, I hope it’s ok.
It’s a little annoying, that much is true
But that’s often the way, with Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You.

@davemcglashan

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