We won Nesta's Smart Ageing Prize!

Exciting news - we were crowned the winners of Nesta's Smart Ageing Prize for empowering older adults.

Diaspo was awarded first prize for enabling older adult home cooks to become virtual teachers, and supporting them to host live and interactive cooking classes for younger generations via a video conferencing platform.

Nesta is an innovation foundation, bringing bold ideas to life to change the world for good.

This prize was organised by AAL Programme and Nesta Challenges looking for solutions that support, empower and inspire older adults to engage in entrepreneurship. 

Constance Agyeman, Head of International Development and Communities at Nesta Challenges said:

“Senior enterprise is a powerful way to empower older adults to contribute to society and form meaningful connections. This in turn helps to create resilient and sustainable businesses and social ventures, as well as leveraging the complementary skills and knowledge of younger adults for intergenerational collaboration. In today’s uncertain economy, forging these connections and helping to support small businesses is going to be more important than ever. I’m confident that the three winners will play an important role in doing this, and that we will continue to see positive impact by them all.”

You can see our teachers here and book a class to cook along with our experts here.

If you know someone who is passionate about cooking, please send us an email team@joindiaspo.com.

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