Case studies & social impact
ABE was formed in 1973 with a clear social purpose: to improve business education for aspiring professionals in developing nations and to make high-quality higher education available to people who may otherwise find it difficult to access. Part of our mission is to ensure no one is left behind and our brochure contains a wealth of global skills projects we've been involved with.
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Here are some further examples of how ABE is helping to ensure no one is left behind.
Guyana: Level 2 Award in Setting Up Your Own Business
Read about the impact just two courses in Setting Up Your Own Business, run by Nations School of Business and Management, had on two cohorts of teenagers. The results are a true testimony to the programme's success. Read the story here
Agrifor is a social enterprise that helps to generate income for poor rural and commercial farmers by supplying high quality germplasm (seed and seedlings), and consultancy services for farm production and produce.
The organisation was started by two ABE alumni who used the business skills ABE had helped them develop to overcome the common challenge faced by most start-ups which is inadequate finance, Agrifor developed a clear pricing strategy. The founders also worked to build long-term relationships with customers thereby securing pre-orders and developing an assured income flow. In addition, they identified how to tackle the seasonal nature of their business by developing a diversification strategy and now offer training, seminars and demonstrations to support the enterprise all year round.
Gambibgo Anongtaaba Basket Weavers Association, Ghana
This video animates the true story of the impact of business education on one rural community in Ghana.