Social entrepreneurship scheme scoops more awards
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Oxford Brookes Social Entrepreneur Awards (OBSEA) programme has been announced the Judges' Choice joint winner of UnLtd's Supporter Award, at the organisation's inaugural Lived It Awards.
UnLtd is the organisation that sponsors the OBSEA programme and which supports social entrepreneurs both in the UK and globally.
The award was given: 'For an outstanding example of an organisation or individual supporter of young social entrepreneurs'.
OBSEA shared the honours with MakeSense, an organisation it has worked with in the past and which helps social entrepreneurs overcome their business challenges.
Roberto Daniele, OBSEA Programme Lead, said: "We're delighted to win this Lived It award, which is so aptly named. The OBSEA team, and our staff and student participants, live and breathe this programme. It's at the heart of this University's aims in terms of student experience, leading lives of consequence and our vision for community-empowerment."
Jeff Willmore, OBSEA Programme Coordinator, added: "This Supporter Award is a great credit to everyone involved and together with our awards for Best Newcomer and The Guardian's award for Enhancing Student Experience, gives us a hat trick for this year – and encouragement to go forward with ever more impactful initiatives.
"We have exciting plans to expand this initiative to the wider Oxfordshire community and Brookes is pleased to take a leading role in helping to seed this positive social change. We are hugely grateful to our partners UnLtd, for their constant support and funding."
Picture shows (left to right): Jeff Wilmore, Lynette Basha (Public and Community Health Project Manager at Brookes), and Roberto Daniele.