After the incredible success in 2015, Project Gen Z has now officially launched as social enterprise and already has plans to go global!
Project Gen Z is a social enterprise connecting global leaders with global leaders of the future. It aims to motivate, inspire and educate youths across the world so that they may dare to dream a little bit bigger, to become change makers and leaders of the future themselves.
This October, a group of 30 Global entrepreneurs will be visiting Cambodia to host workshops that aim to empower, educate & inspire disadvantaged young people. These Dare to Dream workshops will run in Phnom Penh for over 400 children aged 15-25 at Sunrise Children’s Village, founded by Geraldine Cox.
The Dare to Dream workshops will teach the children to have the mentality for success, confidence and belief, leadership skills, money management and building relationships.
Over one week the children will learn through games and practical activities, with the series concluding with an Apprentice-style business challenge hosted by Andrew Morello. Following that will be an awards ceremony to recognise the efforts of any outstanding children and to hand over $200,000 in fundraising done by the team. The overall winner will be given a $1000USD grant to start their own business, and will receive 12 months of mentoring and support from the Project Gen Z Entrepreneurs.
During the series, there will be four successful Cambodian entrepreneurs and business owners speaking about how they built businesses in Cambodia, along with the issues they encountered.
The children will also have a golden opportunity to learn from the founders of this movement, Liz Volpe (Director of Zest Possibilities, Co-founder of the League of Extraordinary Women) and Jesse Volpe (Director of Zest Possibilities, Owner of Green Telecom), as well as from many renowned global entrepreneurs including, Sheryl Thai (Founder of Cupcake Central), Andrew Morello (Head of Business Development at Yellow Brick Road, Winner of The Australian Apprentice Season 1), and Tammy May (Founder of My Budget).
In 2015, Project Gen Z successfully raised $130,630 for Sunrise Children’s Villages and this year, the social enterprise is setting an even greater goal – to raise $200,000 by the end of September.
As a result, 2 fundraising events are being planned carefully:
- Trivia Night – Let’s Get Quizzical at Ladida 9 June, and
- Ormond Masquerade Charity Ball at Ormond College, University of Melbourne 11 August.
Each event is expected to attract approximately 300-400 entrepreneurs, directors, & founders of different companies in Australia, to showcase a magnificent line-up of donation/ auction prizes and to raise thousands of dollars for Sunrise Cambodia.
If you wish to participate as an event guest/ sponsor, or become one of the trip attendees, please kindly contact Project Gen Z via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please take a look at:
The Project Gen Z Team