G-lish was profiled at Trendhunter, a brilliant website that showcases individuals and organisations working in social enterprises and development globally. If you’re stuck for ideas on how to change the world, put aside an hour and visit their site, specifically the Social Trends pages. They did two stories on G-lish. An overview of the organisation and an interview with the founders.
Here is a short excerpt from the linked interview at Trendhunter–you can read the full interview in the link.
“How do you get your inspiration?
We’re perpetually in brainstorm mode. We find that ideas and solutions present themselves when we let the questions percolate just below the level of consciousness. We don’t dismiss any idea, however bizarre or unrealistic, until we’ve explored it to its conclusion. The so-called impossible and bizarre can lead to innovation and solutions to serious problems like how to reduce poverty. But you have to be open to the ideas in the first place—if you’re not open to new ideas, you’re not going to innovate.”
Here is the excerpt from the profile of G-lish Foundation entitled Recycled African Bags.
On their website, G-Lish includes a descriptive overview of a social enterprise, noting how it differentiates from traditional for-profit or non-profit enterprises.
“We think the distinction could better be explained using the terms ‘for shareholder profit’ and ‘for community profit’ since the distinction is about who receives the profits, not whether profits are made or not,” the G-Lish explains.