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Isidore Niyongabo was born in Burundi, where he contracted meningitis at a young age and survived to begin his journey as a deaf person. Perseverance and a passion for changemaking led him to the Kroc School. In 2013 Isidore submitted a proposal to the Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) to develop an education system that would support the 57 million deaf people in developing countries. He won the top award and IDEAL (International Deaf Education Advocacy and Leadership) became a reality. In 2016, Isidore has become a recognized educational leader supporting deaf students all over the world.
“The Social Innovation Challenge gave me the tools to develop a meaningful proposal from just an idea to a real business. With my success through SIC, my confidence was bolstered as I realized that the world needs this type of collaborative development.”
Students in the Kroc School’s Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) can submit proposals to the SIC which recently awarded over $50,000 in seed funding and in-kind prizes for social innovators to make their ideas a reality. The MASI will equip students with a deep understanding of trends and opportunities in social innovation, as well as capabilities in key aspects of innovation, such as business model design, leadership, communication, creativity, community engagement, human-centered design and problem solving. The MASI was developed to prepare you to be a trailblazing social impact leader and to make a significant difference in the world.
Ready to jumpstart your journey of changemaking? Visit our website for more information: https://goo.gl/iaQU08
The application deadline for the Master of Arts in Social Innovation program is March 15th.