Riders for Health meet with leading entrepreneurs

Monday, 2 April 2007

Representatives for Riders for Health, the official MotoGP charity, shared their insight and experiences last week at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.

Representatives for Riders for Health, the official MotoGP charity, shared their insight and experiences last week at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Co-founders and joint-CEOs of Riders, Barry and Andrea Coleman, attended the Forum in Oxford, part of a series of workshops and seminars designed to connect and celebrate social entrepreneurs.

The Skoll Foundation was set up in 1999 by Jeff Skoll, founding President of eBay, to pursue his vision of a world where all people, regardless of geography, background or economic status, can enjoy and employ the full range of their talents and abilities. You can find out more about the Foundation, and the World Forum, at www.skollfoundation.org

In 2006, Riders received support from the Skoll Foundation to help expand its work into a new African country. As a result of this award, Riders plans to begin working with the ministry of health in Mozambique later this year. This programme will increase the number of countries that Riders operates in to five, and means that millions more people will be able to receive reliable health care thanks to the mobilisation of public health workers.

Commenting on the week's events, Andrea said: "The Skoll Forum is a rare opportunity for us to take a step back and take a look at our success in Africa, as well as letting us think about how we can make Riders for Health as effective as possible in order to achieve even greater results".

Those wishing to attend Riders for Health's main event of the year, the Day Of Champions at Donington Park, are reminded that tickets are available by calling 08702 242 960, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
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