Hello! My name is Hollie Gordon and I am the founder and director of Milaana. Meaning “to connect“ in hindi, if you’ve had a look around Milaana.org you’ll know that Milaana is a social enterprise that aspires to connect passionate individuals with community-oriented organisations for impact placement opportunities. A university student myself, I’m very aware of the pressure to get valuable work experience and simply thought the best place to get such experience is at community-oriented organisations where the work is truly valued and worthwhile.
Community focused organisations and university students have SO much to offer each other, they just need a platform that makes their engagement easier! Milaana.org aims to fulfil this need!
This idea was born just a few months ago in late May and already, the business has been registered and a prototype of the site is already up and running! I have been working closely with the team at Net Engine who are the wizards behind the development of the actual website aswell as with Peter Ball, a social enterprise guru whose wealth of experience with “socent” startups has helped make riding this giant learning curve a much smoother process.
While the website is in the very early stages of development and almost functional, I have BIG plans for its future. Some things planned include:
Students will be able to create their own profiles for organisations to peruse. They will also be able to monitor positions & streamline the application process
Enhanced functionality like matching and rating capabilities as well as tools to manage the project placements from start to finish
Milaana generated content like Performance evaluation templates to help both students and organizations make the most of their impact placements
A “mentor” position for each project, available to private sector employees to oversee and contribute their expertise to the projects
A “Brainstorming” page where all Milaana members can contribute ideas and solutions to engaging discussions via existing social media platforms.
The Milaana_org twitter account is also up and running and will feature snapshots of Milaana’s development aswell as quirky bits of information that amuse and inspire us.
I sincerely hope you will join our Milaana community and be a part of this exciting stage of development.
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