London, the UK – Peter Paduh, the founder of SocialBox.Biz, a London-based technology social enterprise entity that works with homeless, elderly, and refugees in obtaining working laptops and internet access, this week was named the Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the Social Impact Awards for 2017, hosted by New York’s SocialMe University.

As an international award recognising those making positive impacts on their local communities, SocialBox.Biz was selected for their steadfast support and continued charitable commitment to making digital access easier for those that need it the most.

“SocialBox.Biz’s Peter Paduh seemed like the logical recipient for such an esteemed humanitarian award,” commented the award judges from SocialMe University. “He works tirelessly to obtain working laptops from firms that are replacing them, arranges to revamp them and re-home them to those who really need them in the UK. We are excited to announce his official recognition. Life these days is very difficult without access to a computer and internet”

Peter grew up in a children’s home and foster care in London after arriving as an unaccompanied refugee child. The social entrepreneur recalls a time in his life when receiving a computer during his teen years changed his life.

“Today, I want to support those like me who have nothing and no one,” said Peter. “A computer is the key to the world today, and we strive to make those handovers as easy as possible.”

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Other nominations this year include;

Tech-entrepreneur of the year

Best use of tech in digital economy

More about Impact Award 2017


Notes to Editors;

About SocialBox.Biz

SocialBox.Biz is a London-based technology social enterprise determined to use their expertise and knowledge for the betterment of both the homeless and elderly in accommodation services as well as unaccompanied refugee minors.

SocialBox.Biz's Laptops for the Homeless Initiative works with the homeless in accommodation services for getting them back on track through digital inclusion. SocialBox.Biz delivers working laptops to the individuals registered with homelessness services to provide them access to the working world. In return, participating corporations and businesses witness incredible Corporate Social Responsibility increases.

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According to SocialMe University’s social media experts, social enterprises using social media is a formidable way to communicate the good work they are doing locally.

“Sharing their experiences can make the whole world a better place. It starts with just one tweet at a time,” said the founder of SocialMe University.


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