Do what you really are!
Bookbridge International Network
We believe in a world where people
do what they really are.
This is why we empower individuals and organizations around the world to step up and take responsibility – for themselves, for others and for a higher goal.
We are a family of self-confident responsible citizens who actively shape their own future. We create impact by making people think and act as entrepreneurs and by enabling them to lead themselves as well as others.
How it all started
In 2005, Carsten traveled to Mongolia with a group of European Scouts for the first time. During a visit to a rural elementary school, he noticed the lack of quality school books and started to collect books when back home in Germany.
In 2009, they returned to set up the first learning center with the local scout leader Uuganaa as its social entrepreneur. The learning center offered quality courses taught by locals for locals according to the locally felt needs. All courses were offered against a minimal fee which allowed the learning center to break even and pay back the initial investment.
Today BOOKBRIDGE has developed into an impactful and purpose-driven social enterprise: Over 50 social enterprises have been set up in 10 countries wordwide.