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OLPC proposes to give every child on Earth the means to be educated and ready to take a job upon graduation. But many countries are not creating jobs. User:Mokurai/Earth Treasury proposes to create a business curriculum for schools, and help them to link up and go into business together.

Ideas, please.


  • Novica sells art and craft items from Africa and Asia on eBay and its own site. Novica partners with National Geographic.
  • Overstock.com was founded as an anti-poverty program. It became the largest employer in Afghanistan after the war.
  • eBay is a sponsor of OLPC. It owns Shopping.com and PayPal (which operates in 190 countries).
  • The microfinance community, from Grameen Bank, where the movement began, to Kiva, where anybody can make a loan to a poor person.
  • ??

Product categories

  • Coffee, tea, cacao, kola
  • Art
  • Clothing
  • Music
  • Crafts
  • ICT (hardware, software, ISPs, Web design, system administration, etc.)
  • Water purification
  • Health
  • Transportation
  • Food storage systems
  • Video
  • your idea here

Curriculum Topics

  • Math--Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Calculus, Logic
  • Programming for business services
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Business law
  • Trade law
  • Market research
  • Team building
  • E-Commerce
  • What else?