Equal Access Team 2013
Equal Access (EA) is a non-profit using mass communications to create positive change for underserved communities. They have reached millions of underserved people through their radio programs in nine different countries, and they plan on increasing the numbers of their audience even further. Team Nepal plans to help them on two main fronts: mobile technology and business structure. For the former, Lizzy plans to find a better SMS Platform for EA to send and receive mass texts to and from its audience as well as research the mobile potential of the audience in Nepal, one of EA’s most successful country offices. Niki intends to create a cost-benefit analysis of how Equal Access can leverage its existing audience outreach to create a desirable source of earned income for expansion.
Final Team Report
To see more on the overall findings of the Equal Access team, check back in Fall 2013!
Nikita (Niki) Agrawal is a Psychobiology major and International Business minor student at Santa Clara University (class of 2014). Her interest in social entrepreneurship stems from her experience studying abroad for five months in India, where a Socioeconomics course with field excursions introduced her to the social work being done in the developing world.
Lizzy Donahue is a Computer Science and Engineering major graduating the summer of 2014. On choosing Computer Science as her major she soon realized the dismal numbers of other women enrolled in similar programs and quickly felt herself drawn to the cause of inspiring other women to join Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine related fields (particularly, of course, Computer Science).