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Modern Model Wins OC Social Entrepreneurship Competition 2014

May 20, 2014

Modern Model Residential School was the proud winner of Orange County Social Enterpreneurship Competition 2014 held at University of California Irvine on May 10th, 2014.  According to the President of Saddleback College, the organizer of the competition, this was the first global social enterpreneurship competition where any for-profit and non-profit organizations in the world could participate. There were 115 participants from around the world. In the first phase 11 top finalists were chosen, and were invited for the final showcase at UCI, Irvine, CA, USA on May 10, 2014. Each finalist presented for five minutes followed by five minutes questionaires by the judges. 

The first prize with $10,000 cash prize was awarded to Modern Model Residential School. The cash prize will establish new model school, the replica of current model in another village in Kalikot. The students from disadvantaged family backgrounds will be provided with free education and meals. The parents will be the active part of school, usually each parent volunteering 30 days a year. The parents with jobs contribute $100 for annual expenses of a child. The founder of Modern Model Prakash Bista, after receiving the award said, "This award has made our belief stronger and has provided encouragement to make a greater change in our communities." (Please look for photos in photo gallery)

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