Mohammed Al-Bakri

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2016
Young Initiative Group (YIG)

Muhammad aims to prevent the re-production of poverty in the Saudi Arabian society by shifting the mindset of Saudi philanthropy from charity to social entrepreneurship. He is promoting the philosophy of sustainable development that not only ends the near total reliance on charity but also incentivizes social entrepreneurship and the teaching of empathy, teamwork, leadership and change making to the country’s youth.

Citation

This profile was prepared when Mohammed Al-Bakri was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2016.
Introduction
Muhammad aims to prevent the re-production of poverty in the Saudi Arabian society by shifting the mindset of Saudi philanthropy from charity to social entrepreneurship. He is promoting the philosophy of sustainable development that not only ends the near total reliance on charity but also incentivizes social entrepreneurship and the teaching of empathy, teamwork, leadership and change making to the country’s youth.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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