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TEDxNewEngland | 11/01/11 | Sparking Social Entrepreneurship

Sparking Social Entrepreneurship: From One Hen to Hatching Dreams for Thousands.Katie Smith Milway, winner of the Massachusetts 2009 Best Book for Children award, describes how her personal quest to add meaning to her children's book writing quickly morphed from "a story of me" to "a story of we" as her first book on a world issue for children -- One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference -- fostered an online and hands-on educator movement to teach financial literacy in late elementary and early middle school. As demands of the movement increased, Milway and her co-presenter, Amma Sefa-Dedeh, co-founded a nonprofit, One Hen, Inc., which today equips educators in more than 140 countries with online resources, tools and games to teach children financial responsibility, personal initiative, global awareness and giving back. What's more the approach is getting results. Participants have doubled their business math comprehension, grown their desire to share business gains with those in needs almost fivefold, and 85% feel confident after the program that they could start a business. Hear Amma, who became One Hen's first executive director, describe the next frontier.About TEDxIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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