Write a reflection on what you now know about social entrepreneurship?
What are the connections you see with your projects if any? (Project: Foster Care in Wisconsin)
Do you think your semester project could follow a similar path?
Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major issues and offering new ideas for systems-level change.
In the words of Ashoka founder Bill Drayton, “Social entrepreneurs are the essential corrective force. They are system-changing entrepreneurs. And from deep within they, and therefore their work, are committed to the good of all.”
What Exactly Is Social Entrepreneurship? (Forbes Article)
“For Bill and Ashoka more broadly, the key to adapting to our environments and the wider challenges facing us as a society, lies in an unexpected place: empathy. Empathy lies at the core of activating citizens and societies and as a skill, is the greatest tool available to tackle problems on both an individual and societal level.
To date 20 per cent of the world’s population consumes 80 per cent of its resources. Every year, 13 million hectares of forest disappear and one billion people have no access to clean drinking water.
The crisis is looming and in order to tackle it we need to empower people on a worldwide scale across divisions of race, gender and class, because as Bill explains, “Everyone is powerful in a world in which everyone is a changemaker.”
– Includes great examples.