Ashoka Fellow
Switzerland
Fellow Since 2013

Bookbridge builds business and leadership skills through experiential learning. Through Bookbridge's Capability Programs, candidates from the Global North join hands with talents from the Global South to learn state-of-the-art business skills and develop as responsible leaders while creating community-based learning centers as tangible social enterprises.

This description of Carsten Rübsaamen's work was prepared when Carsten Rübsaamen was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
Introduction
In a region lacking community mobilization, Carsten Rübsaamen is addressing the education gap in rural areas of Mongolia and Cambodia by rallying local communities and targeting the lack of quality education for youth and young adults. By connecting existing resources, integrating all stakeholders and enabling local entrepreneurs to setup financially sustainable Learning Centers in their communities, Carsten creates a new comprehensive, self-reinforcing process that fosters quality education and community empowerment.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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