DO School launches six new DOx Hubs around the world

What do Mike Melure in Nairobi, Swarnima Bhattacharya in New Delhi, and four other innovative and inspiring DOers have in common? The answer is: They are all founders of their local DOx Hubs opening before the end of this year. 

What is a DOx Hub?

DOx brings together diverse DOers from all around the world to drive real change in their communities – united in their desire to take on the toughest challenges facing our societies on the local level. Each hub will focus on the issues most relevant to their own community from the ground up. 

Five of the six founders came to Berlin in late September to develop the strategy and roadmaps for their hubs. – sharpening their skills in community building, storytelling, and scaling social ventures. Now back in their hometowns, the DOx Founders are ready to hit the ground running. 

The DO School is incredibly excited to announce this development. For The DO School, launching this initiative is about giving back to the community that has given so much to us. We hope these Hubs will be vehicles to scale social impact and bring even more DOers into our global network. 

Meet the DOx Founders

 

Mike Melure, DOx Nairobi:

DOx Nairobi’s mission is to harness the energy, creativity and talent of young people to create social change through media, arts, and entertainment. 

Meet Mike: 

Mike is a filmmaker, musician and a social entrepreneur who runs an independent media production company called Blackboy Media – a media training and mentorship program that targets youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Swarnima Bhattacharya, DOx New Delhi

DOx Delhi’s mission is to mobilize everyday people to make positive change on hyperlocal issues like safety, women’s health, and pollution.

Meet Swarima:

Swarnima is an-award winning entrepreneur and women’s health advocate. Based in New Delhi, Swarnima curated India’s first women’s health festival and founded TheaCare, an online women’s health companion.

Desh Dwivedi, DOx Hong Kong

DOx Hong Kong’s mission is to bring together tech entrepreneurs and social policy experts to leverage their respective expertise and create tech-based solutions to social challenges.  

Meet Desh:

Desh is the founder of an ed-tech startup ‘Precisely’ and has been working in the startup space for the last 4 years. Desh has also led a successful e-commerce startup before and currently in the board member of the Maslow Initiative Foundation.

Saba Khalid, DOx Karachi

DOx Karachi’s mission is to better the lives of women and youth by using emerging tech (like AI, blockchain, or VR) to solve local challenges.

Meet Saba:

Saba is an award-winning social entrepreneur, journalist, filmmaker and blogger. Based in Karachi, she founded Aurat Raaj – an AI-based chatbot that has empowered women across urban and rural Pakistan.

Audrey Tangonan, DOx Manila

DOx Manila’s mission is to foster DOing through human engagements and support groups – turning interested community members into highly-motivated DOers.

Meet Audrey

Audrey is the founder and managing director of Sinaya Cup, the first menstrual cup brand in the Philippines which provides menstrual and empowerment education programs for public high school students. She is an advocate for sustainability and coaches purpose-driven initiatives.

Mohamed Salia, DOx Freetown

DOx Freetown’s mission is to empower women and other marginalized groups to build sustainable and vibrant businesses and communities, especially in rural areas.

Meet Mohamed:

Mohamed is the founder and Managing Director of SEED (Supporting Entrepreneurship and Economic Development) based in Freetown. SEED is an organization that empowers women and youth through microfinance and training in business skills. 

We welcome your local DOx initiatives. If you’re interested in joining a DOx Hub, or founding your own, please visit the DOx page here

BRETT VAN DER BOSCH

BRETT VAN DER BOSCH

Manager – Founder’s Office at The DO School

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