Khouanfa SIRIPHONE (Khouanfa)
STELLA (social enterprise hub)
STELLA provides soft skill development opportunities for youth to support their personal growth and positive social change. This includes interactive workshops, small grants to transform ideas into projects, and incubation space for research, project planning, and co-creation. They collaborated with OXFAM and 11 youth groups to produce videos through which youth could share concerns about social issues in Laos. Their UNESCO-funded MOOM Project supports creatives, entrepreneurs, donors, and government officials to explore sustainable approaches for goods and services in creative fields. Khouanfa is pioneering ‘edutainment’ methods for social development. He is the first Lao in The Asia Foundation Development Fellows Class of 2017, and is a former Curator of Global Shapers Vientiane Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Khouanfa graduated from Queensland University of Technology, Australia; with Bachelor of Creative Industries: Creative Writing, Communication, and Entertainment.