CHAPTER#2 the new opportunity for refugees

CHAPTER#2 facilitates the integration of refugees providing emotional support and activities towards economic independence.

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

CHAPTER#2

Year founded

2017

Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $50k - $100k

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • Spain

Headquarters location: City

Calders (Barcelona)

Location(s) of impact

Calders, Artés, Manresa, Berga, Barcelona

Website

http://www.chapter2.cat

Facebook URL

https://www.facebook.com/Chapter2Project/

Twitter URL

https://twitter.com/chapter2project

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

65 million people displaced. 17000 committed to be hosted in Spain but 10% arrived. Only 2% reach economic independence. Migrants boost economies and I want to be part of the solution.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

CHAPTER#2 facilitates the integration of refugees providing emotional support and activities towards economic independence. On one hand we have opened the physical space near Barcelona for entrepreneurship mentoring and inclusive leisure activities and, on the other, we have created the webpage for connecting refugees with jobs and flats

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

Pilot test with 10 participants at entrepreneurship program.
Coordinating a series of 7 hackathons in Spain for solving 7 challenges identified.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

In 2017, 80% private funding, 10% corporate contributions, 10% grants.
In 2018 50% private funding, 20% corporate contributions, 20% grants, 10% earned income.

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

CHAPTER#2 is fulfilling the gap between first aid NGOs and businesses

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

5 years working at the Spanish oil and gas company, Repsol, coordinating biodiversity management and stakeholder engagement. I volunteered at refugee camps for two weeks and because of my little arabic, I would have access to more people. Afterwards I went to Nepal and when I was back I decided to quit my job and found CHAPTER#2.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Social media

Evaluation results

3 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 33.3%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 33.3%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 0%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 33.3%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 0%

2. Innovation

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 66.7%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 33.3%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Social and/or Environmental Impact

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 33.3%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 33.3%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

4. Financial sustainability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 100%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 100%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 100%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

5. Potential to Scale / Replicability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 33.3%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 33.3%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

6. Organizational Leadership

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 33.3%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 33.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

7. Potential for Creating Shared Value

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 33.3%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 33.3%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

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Photo of Mouhamadou Moustapha Seck

Current and very interesting subject. The work could have been clearer to better understand how it works.

Photo of Oriol Lopez

Mouhamadou, thanks for your post.
We currently have an acceleration program for refugees and training on rural areas. Does this help on understanding what are we doing? :)
http://www.facebook.com/chapter2project for better understanding or Skype at any time!
Thanks!
Oriol

Photo of Mouhamadou Moustapha Seck

Thank you very much to explain me better what you are doing. I saved your contact and I will contact you to talk. I would like to help too. Best regards dude.

Photo of Oriol Lopez

Thanks mate! Let's stay in touch

Photo of Mouhamadou Moustapha Seck

That's ok.

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