Schoolchildren in Ghana illuminate their world by playing
One of the most exciting spheres of application for the Slingshot Framework is the realm of Social Capitalism. This explosive market space is at the intersection of successful business and lasting social impact. Traditionally these two spheres were considered separate, but they can be pursued simultaneously via the Slingshot Framework. Periodically, I feature stories which illustrate stimulating ventures, ideas and concepts targeting this very market space.
This time around I share the story of merry-go-rounds in schools in Ghana that generate and store electricity as they are spun around. Via Fast Company:
How do you bring electricity and light to children who live half their lives in complete darkness, and their entire lives in abject poverty? Empower Playgrounds is a nonprofit that has come up with an intriguing solution: Harnessing the power of play, it provides merry-go-rounds to schools in Ghana that generate and store electricity as they are spun around, even while teeming with laughing and smiling kids.
[Image via FastCo. Design.]