Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Outsource your tasks to poor overseas students

Link HT: Bits

Social Responsibility Benefits to Buyers
  • Provide work opportunities to people everywhere
  • Help encourage continuous education worldwide

Serebra Connect is open to everyone, and Buyers can award tasks to any Seller, anywhere. Buyers who want to add a social responsibility element to their business are free to use the platform to provide work to skilled people in developing nations. This helps foster a culture of global education and supports Serebra's mission to link education to income.

Change through empowerment

Like other social responsibility initiatives, such as the One Laptop Per Child program and the micro-loan platform, Kiva, Serebra and Serebra Connect place an emphasis on providing opportunities for people to help themselves.

Think of it this way: You may have heard the expression, "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime." In this case, Serebra's e-learning platform does the teaching, and Serebra Connect provides opportunities for people to earn money from their skills. By posting tasks on Serebra Connect, you can increase the opportunities for people everywhere to fish in a global pool. At the same time you can benefit your business through time and cost savings. Everyone wins.