Earlier this month, Skoll Foundation announced the winners of its award for social entrepreneurship.
The winners of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship are Nancy Lublin; Nicola Galombik and Maryana Iskander; Bright Simons and Selorm Branttie; Gregory Rockson; and JulieCordua.
The 5 awardee organisations receive $1.5 million in core support investments to scale their work and increase their impact.
They accepted their awards at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 10 at the New Theatre in Oxford, England as part of the 2019 Skoll World Forum.
See details of their work below:
Crisis Text Line: Nancy Lublin
Crisis Text Line has built a 24/7 mental health support service that reaches underserved demographics. It leverages its data to catalyze a more effective, cohesive mental health system.
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator: Nicola Galombik and Maryana Iskander
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator confronts South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis—among the world’s highest—with its innovative job training methodology, business partnerships, and opportunity matching.
mPedigree: Bright Simons and Selorm Branttie
mPedigree fights drug and agricultural seed counterfeiting with a product identification marker that consumers use to determine authenticity immediately with a mobile phone.
mPharma: Gregory Rockson
mPharma fixes the broken drug supply chain in Africa to make medicine accessible and affordable by eliminating the inefficiencies and price fluctuations that keep drugs from sick people.
Thorn: Julie Cordua
Thorn defends children from sexual abuse, scouring web data, publicly available classified ads, and online forum data with smart algorithms to help law enforcement find child victims.