As part of her Masters in Design For Social Impact at PCA, Amy Dhamen helped to found the social entreprise Kabubu. After working hard on a grant application to the National Centre for the Development of Sport in France (CNDS), Kabubu learned last week that they are to be awarded 80,000€ in funding. The money will go towards the continued development of Kabubu – an organisation which helps refugees to create social links in France through sport. Until now they have relied on the commitment and hardwork of the international team of seven volunteers to run the organisation, as well as all their sporting programs. Thanks to the grant they will be able to employ two full-time staff and one intern. This has come at a great time as 2019 will be a very busy year for Kabubu. They already have several exciting projects lined up, including a collaboration with UEFA for the Women’s football World Cup taking place in France next year.
Amy credits her time at PCA and the opportunities that the Masters in Design for Social Impact gave her, in terms of finding interesting opportunities and creating important links, for the success this project is now having. It is always so rewarding to see what our students go on to achieve after their time with us, and it seems for Kabubu and Amy the future is very bright indeed!