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Simon Sällström


"The point is not to live forever, but create something that will."
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About Me

Economist, social entrepreneur, photographer, citizen of the world. After completing the MPhil in Economics at the University of Oxford in 2022, I embarked on a social entrepreneurship journey full-time, working on DirectEd Development Foundation - an initiative to identify high-potential students and place them in remote jobs with Western tech startups.



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Simon Sällström

2 months ago

Why DirectEd?

Because it is one of the most impactful charitable interventions currently available.

It is underfunded because it is so new, but with the current (2 months fresh) evidence from the pilot in hand, it is clear that our hypotheses were proven correct and it works. Of course, we are yet to see how well it scales but so far, everything is pointing in the right direction.

At its worst, it is probably equivalent GiveDirectly - given that it is an in-kind donation (like cash) except the recipient is given income-generating capital equipment AND the knowledge necessary to generate income.