The Arc Initiative was formed in March 2010 with the vision of building a bridge between the Sauder School of Business at UBC and the South African community of Phalaborwa. During the summer of 2010, a team of twelve students, alumni, faculty and business professionals shared stories, ideas and business knowledge with the people of Phalaborwa. Aklilu Mulat, CEO of HOPE International Development Agency and a proud Ethiopian, was part of the founding team. He left Phalaborwa with the burning desire to bring the Arc Initiative to Ethiopia.
His dream was realized when the first chapter of Arc Ethiopia took place during the summer of 2011. This included a one week business skills workshop and student internships. The interactive business skills workshop was held at the Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa and was attended by 70 Ethiopian entrepreneurs. The program expanded in 2012, offering a Level I workshop to 70 entrepreneurs and a Level II skills workshop to 30 entrepreneurs in Addis.
The Arc Initiative will expand on the program offered in 2012, building upon both the business management skills and leadership capacity developed last year. Activities include:
Students selected will be part of the Arc Initiative team from the date of selection through to December 2013.
Graduate and Undergraduate students at UBC and/or Sauder School of Business will be considered. Candidates must display a genuine desire to learn, to serve and to share in the philosophy of the Arc Initiative.
What is the application process and how do I apply?
The application is attached please download it and submit a pdf version to email@example.com.
Apply to join the Ethiopia 2013 team.
ArcInitiative Ethiopia Application 2013
The cost for the program is $2,000 (excluding airfare). Fundraising is a part of the Arc Initiative and tax-deductible receipts will be issued for all funds raised. The costs covered in the program include the following:
Further Questions? If you have any further questions, email Jeff Kroeker.