How might we build more equitable systems that are focused on social value over profit?
The growth of b-corps and social purpose companies represents an opportunity to redefine how we exchange value. In the emerging future, small changes within our current complex value system may have monumental impact.
In Kenya, a lack of physical space at universities and the prohibitive costs of attending can be barriers to often capable students pursuing degree programmes. Daystar University in Nairobi and California startup, OneUni, partnered up to tackle this and make university education accessible to more Kenyans. Together they created Africa’s first smartphone degree programme, Daystar Mobile, where all course materials are made available through an app. They now have plans to expand the model to other African countries to reach thousands of more students, aiming to make university education more accessible across the continent.