Men on the Side of the Road
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Africa, South Africa
Charles Maisel 2004 Global Fellow
Increase the abilities of unskilled, unemployed people to earn a sustainable income by creating a bridge between employment opportunities and MSR members.
Charles Maisel is a visionary changemaker who views himself less as an entrepreneur and more as a social artist who creates pieces of work that are unique and evocative. Charles’ approach to social entrepreneurship is revolutionary – addressing everyday problems with ingenious solutions. Amongst his most famous projects are Men on the Side of the Road, Shanduka Black Umbrellas, lavender in lavender hill, The stickfighting company, 81 Gangster Museum, HUHO street gyms, Indledlana Rock Roads project and The Broccoli Project. Innovation Shack is a social enterprise, a hub of social innovation, which constantly researches, develops, finances and launches new social entities to tackle pertinent issues. He hopes that his efforts through Innovation Shack will inspire the rising generation of changemakers to come up with new ideas and unique approaches.