Ebba Schollin - GRL PWR Production
Ebba Schollin - GRL PWR Production #1
Describe yourself and your project. How did you get the idea?
I love to see my ideas turn into reality and at the same time accomplish something for one other. When I looked around I saw how girls feel worse and worse, they are insecure and super affected of todays community. Together with my best friend, we decided to do create activities to prevent mental illness, focusing on the positive things in life, which turned out to be GRL PWR Production. We will offer different activities and camps focusing on wellness and bringing people together. We will build bridges, not walls!
Who are you? Previous education/jobs/ experiences etc.
For the last two years I’ve studied business administration at LUSEM, in order to increase my knowledge and interest in business and entreprenurship. In addition to that I’ve travelled the world, working in the French Alpes, discovered different cultures and people. My heart beats for girls and I’m very excited to see what I can contribute with as a social entrepreneur.
What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?
We will plan, organize, launch, market and accomplish our first activities, a-week-long boost camp for girls born 2002 and 2003, in the area of Helsingborg. After our GRL PWR boost camp in July we will look on the opportunities to expand our idea, doing different kind of events, focusing on different target groups. In addition to that we want to expand GRL PWR Prodcuction on digital medias, creating a creative, inspiring and boosting online community.
What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs?
I want to achieve some great knowledge in pitching and other entrepreneurial skills. Get the courage to venture myself to run a business and don’t be afraid to fail. Furthermore I hope that I get to meat inspiring people increasing my social network and entrepreneurial mind. For the sake of our project I hope that we will accomplish a great outcome of our boost camp, making a difference for all the participants.
Ebba Schollin - GRL PWR Production #2
Tell us what you have done on your project so far during the Leapfrogs time.
We’ve just completed our main goal for the summer! Hosting a summer boost camp for girls between 14-15 years old in Helsingborg. It would be fair to call it a success! Both the participants and us were beyond pleased with the outcome and 100 % wanted to do it again and 100 % would recommend it to a friend. Both Charlotte and I are overwhelmed by the positive response we’ve received!
Has everything gone according to the plan? Has anything unexpected occurred? Has something been easier/harder than expected?
Most things went like we were hoping and planning for. However we weren’t prepared for all the girls opening up for us sharing their inner feelings and thoughts. Until next time we want to get more knowledge how to handling those things. Except from that the whole week was a very positive experience and we got a lot of great attention from different medias. For example, we was shown in SVT Sydnytt, first page of HD along with recording a podcast about people working for Helsingborg’s development in different ways.
What will you focus on during the remaining time? Will you follow your original plan or has anything changed along the way?During the remaining time we want to develop our webpage, pitch and talk about the results from the week together with Helsingborg Stad. We want to explore in what direction we want to take our activities in order to make them more economically sustainable. We want to do something bigger about this whole project, our 31 one participants during the week is the prof that this really is an important subject. However we are aware of the cost of doing this again would be another, not relaying on people working non-profit.