At 40K, we are passionate about making real, long-term, sustainable impact. It is important to us that we are creating solutions which are both needed and wanted by the communities we work in. Our journey has come to social enterprise by trying to find the most effective way to meet the needs of our community. However, with all things Globe, your experience is about seeing what we’ve done, and building your own opinions about effective ways to go about social change.
We are also passionate about extending our impact, by having students and young people involved in the process of scaling our solutions, we hope to inspire a new generation of change-makers. Our Globe projects aim to mobilise students to assist in the development and implementation of 40K PLUS. This enables us to make more impact on communities and enables students to experience the vehicle and social enterprise.
IMPACT ON GLOBERS
The Globe Program is designed to challenge you in as many ways as possible. The environment is difficult, and the work can get tiring. You will develop new skills and hone existing ones as you work in a diverse team with limited resources to overcome roadblocks to your success. Each person takes away something different from the program; Some forge new lifelong friendships, others are moved by the culture and people of India and some grow their teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills to serve them better in their careers.
Globers have gone on to do many impressive things such as:
- Start their own social enterprise.
- Become New Colombo Plan Scholars.
- Land that elusive grad job.
- Speak at the UN!
Our sister organisation in India that tracks data to prove learning outcomes as well as achieve operational scale. That is:
- Proving learning outcomes
- Our technology system tracks how every child is progressing on a lessons per month basis. This drives internal improvement as we identify levels and concepts where children are struggling, and build interventions to correct them.
- We conduct and report on baseline tests twice per year to track the level of improvement of children enrolled in PLUS, against children not enrolled in PLUS.
- Operational scale
- We track attendance, enrolment and quality operations data in every village.
- As we scale, we track the number of new pods opened, as well as the number of school network partnerships that are established.
To learn more about the impact that 40K PLUS is having, please click here.
In the past, Globers have worked to provide a fair means of employment to local disadvantaged women. We have produced a number of products that we sell overseas. The product line includes Yoga mat bags, Laptop Sleeves, Tote Bags, Happy Pants and Roka Jewellery. All of these products have started as ideas of young Australian Globers. We currently sell all seven of these products through three different channels – retail, pop-up events and an online store. These employment projects led to employment opportunities for women working in the villages that we serve.
Currently, we employ 3 women on a contract basis to work from their own home on an above average wage that is available in their communities. We aim to provide 20 hours of work per week which enables them to balance their work, home and family duties. Our current focus is to produce high quality products to be sold in Australia so that we can empower more women.