• Atlas Kompetanse

    Atlas Kompetanse

    Atlas Kompetanse prevents exclusion among children and young people from minority backgrounds through supporting increased dialogue between newly-arrived parents and the Norwegian welfare system. Consultants at Atlas Kompetanse offer multi-cultural skills and speak the same languages as the parents. The consultants also have a professional background as teachers, social workers, child protection workers and social scientists. The company works to promote school-home partnerships and family guidance with schools and municipalities across Norway. Atlas Kompetanse was named Game Changer of the Year 2015 by Reach for Change.

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  • Generation M

    Generation M

    Generation M creates relationships between generations by offering visiting services to elderly people living in nursing homes, assisted living homes and their own homes. The company’s ‘visiting friends’ are young people aged between 14 and 20 who complete activities for elderly people, either individually or in groups. Generation M was crowned Social Entrepreneur of the year in 2016.

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  • Intempo

    Intempo

    Intempo wants to improve public health in Norwegian municipalities through early initiatives aimed at addressing language, movement, safety and diet. Through the municipal project See All of Me, employees are trained to strengthen children’s brain development. The Bravo game, the company’s main product, is an innovative language stimulation tool that combines learning and play. The tool is a supplement to the teaching offered in nurseries and at home and contributes to broadening vocabulary, widening concept understanding and encouraging more confident linguistic awareness.

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  • Kjør for livet

    Kjør for livet

    Kjør for livet is a leisure and learning activity offering for children and young people facing life challenges. The company uses motors and motorsport as a basis for giving children and young people positive experiences, qualifications and enhanced social skills. Participants share an interest in excitement and adrenalin, and Kjør for livet offers great experiences, friendship, a positive network and an excellent learning environment.

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  • Lærervikaren

    Lærervikaren

    Lærervikaren is a digital education solution which is designed to ensure students enhanced learning during substitute teacher periods. The material has been designed and quality-assured by teachers and is tailored to skills targets set by the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training. The solution reduces administrative costs and increases flexibility and quality in the use of teacher substitutes. The company also provides teacher substitutes with better working opportunities. Laerervikaren.no was launched in 2015.

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  • Medarbeiderne

    Medarbeiderne

    Medarbeiderne was set up in order to create jobs for individuals with a history of substance abuse. The company collects glass and metal packaging, small electrical waste and clothes from businesses and households through various subscription schemes. Employees are recruited directly from drug rehabilitation programmes and are paid a standard salary from their very first day. Through the Hire an Employee service, they also provide other types of services such as collecting garden waste, planting trees, clearing up after flea markets, organising removals and cooking hamburgers at fashion shows. Medarbeiderne wants to show how previous substance abusers can become effective employees if they are given responsibilities and the support of a community and a clear framework.

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  • Minos

    Minos

    Children and young people who struggle need quick and efficient help. Minos works to improve living conditions for children and young people with the aim of increasing quality of life, reducing skewed development and providing the right help at the right time. The company has developed innovative electronic collaborative and HSE systems to ensure effective and holistic help in cases of bullying, neglect and mental health problems. The Okei IT solution is a digital collaborative arena for those working with children and young people such as employees, carers and professionals in schools, youth education and further learning environments.

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  • Unicus

    Unicus

    Unicus tests and quality-assures IT systems and stands out from other providers by only employing consultants suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. The positive aspects of autism, such as focus on detail, precision, structure and a systematic approach, provide excellent results for clients. Unicus bases its business on the strengths and interests of its employees and focuses on possibilities instead of limitations. Some people with Asperger’s Syndrome are particularly skilled within their area of interest. For Unicus, the skills and interests of its employees have become a competitive advantage. Ferd Social Entrepreneurs acquired 37% of the company in 2016.

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