The social Impact Tour commonly called the Tour is idea of the Accountability Lab in partnership the Business Start-Up Center (BSC) Monrovia to showcase talented entrepreneurs engaged in both business and social entrepreneurship in Liberia. There have been Three tours now. This service began in 2013 and is gaining lots of momentum in Liberia.
The tour provides visitors to Liberia with alternative perspectives of the Liberian Society which go well beyond traditional tourism, generates a learning experience with important insights into developmental projects that work, and build relationships with Liberians for positive economic change. Participants on the tour visited a variety of Social Entrepreneurs in Monrovia. The tour include a boat ride with Olisco Kayea and his team of mechanics who build Water Taxis out of scrap metal and disused vehicle engines; discussions with Thomas Tweh and his Community Justice Team who are resolving disputes in Monrovia’s largest low-income neighborhood-West Point; a visit to James Mulbah’s Green Center- Liberia’s first recycling and composting business; and a trip to Alfred’s Daily Talk- a citizen journalism project that uses chalk billboards to disseminate information to citizens. Future tours will include visits to the Accountability Lab’s Film School.