Some pointers based on my experience with working with rural and urban community members
The key purpose of the training program is always, “how do we enable increased access to livelihood opportunities for the community.” Mapping and exploring their outside environment, and their inner fears and insecurities. Understanding their skills and available resources as a group is key to a successful setting up and running of a social enterprise.
objectives of the training are:
- Developing mechanisms to identify problems, gaps , needs or challenges in their environment and to come up with practical solutions.
- Identifying and articulating their individual skills, knowledge, passion, talent – whatever they can bring to the table
- Ideas to put all available resources, land, capital and time to productive use of earning an increased income and reduce unemployment
- Be able to initiate AND run a sustainable social enterprise. Take responsibility and ownership.
Inspirational quote – Bill Drayton , Ashoka
Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give fish or teach you how to fish. they will not rest until they have changed the fishing industry