Openworld needs a high quality diagram -- similar in style to others we now have at our [url removed, login to view] site -- that will graphically show how our pending global "Seeds of Change" challenge offer system will work.
The Seeds of Change Challenge Offer system will help entrepreneurial schools and aspiring teleworkers in poor communities become sustainable, through an adaption of earlier ideas for "human capital investments." The Seeds of Change system also hopes to generate local pressure for governments to convey land assets and to improve conditions for business growth, on terms that benefit self-help initiatives in impoverished areas.
The diagram of the Seeds of Change system should be created in a single Powerpoint (.ppt format) slide, with editable graphic elements and text fields.
The diagram should give a clear, simple to understand overview of the following steps:
Step 1. High school-age students who demonstrate (in an online test) a high baseline level of skills in IT and English will qualify for Openworld-sponsored microscholarships to cover some or all of their tuition costs at an entrepreneurially-run school.
Qualifying applicants can also receive a number of compensated online "work-study" microprojects from global good causes that can help them build experience and reputations that are visible in Rentacoder or other online free markets for telework.
Step 2. If a student opts to accept the microscholarship and telework microprojects, the student will commit upon graduation to share a pre-agreed small portion -- perhaps 5 percent -- of his or her future global earnings in a global telework market (such as Rentacoder) over the next five years. This small share of earnings will go into a global “Seeds of Change" Challenge Offer Fund.
Step 3. Each year, with half of this new income, the global Seeds of Change Fund will extend further microscholarships to other students at the local entrepreneurially-run school. These microscholarships will be given to qualifying students who also contribute to the Seeds of Change success-sharing Fund upon graduation.
Step 4. The Seeds of Change Fund will use the other half of its resources each year for the benefit of residents in the neighborhoods near the local school. These resources will take the form of:
- microscholarships for adults in the neighborhood to access actual or online education opportunities of their choosing through the school or a nearby Internet Center
- vouchers for family members in the neighborhood to access to eHealthcare resources.
Families that actively support neighborhood improvement efforts (e.g. volunteering in projects of value to the local school, and agreeing to arbitration systems for disputes) would qualify for bonus levels of these benefits.
Step 5. The Seeds of Change Challenge Offer Fund will move to a new basis of funding once local authorities take steps to assure the entrepreneurial school’s sustainability. Students will be automatically freed of their minimal income-sharing commitment once local authorities agree to convey lands for a "success-sharing free zone" for job creation and rapid asset gains that benefit the community.
Each success-sharing zone will be set up on a land grant site (provided by the municipality) that includes the school and/or the Challenge Offer Fund as a stakeholder. The site could then be leased to private development partners, and developed as an ecotourism site, residential development, agro area, or telework-oriented business park as described at [url removed, login to view] . The site also would benefit from new government incentives removing barriers to investors and job creators. The experience of telework-oriented free zones such as [url removed, login to view] shows that land value gains can jump 5-30 fold given targeted free market reforms.
Families of those students who had earlier contributed a share of their earnings to the Seeds of Change Challenge Offer Fund would also automatically become stakeholders in the success-sharing free zones.
The extent of their stake in the zone development would correspond to the amount that the student had contributed following their graduation.