World is simmering with challenges- climate change, income inequality, social injustice and depravity. Social entrepreneurship with its philosophy of sustainable & inclusive development and positive social impact is what the world needs.
In this Live Hangout, I tried to understand the problem they are tying to solve through Oorja, asked them about their experiences from the field, their operational model and their vision for Oorja.
In this hangout, Afshan and I spoke about issues related to lack of transparency in the fashion industry, how her venture is trying to make a social impact by connecting its consumers with women artisans, challenges she faces in her business, and her views on the role of women entrepreneurs in the society.
Autism Spectrum is commonly misinterpreted as a mental disorder. Swapna Shetty, through All Stars, is not only sensitizing the masses on autism but also helping autistic kids put their lives back together.
In a country like India, raring to break free of social injustice and inequality, backwardness and deprivation, it is high time, a social enterprise is recognized as a separate legal business entity. We direly need regulations that understand the nature of such enterprises.
All of us cannot be great social changemakers and we don’t have to be. We can start by taking small steps in our daily lives. Segregating our waste, consuming less and buying organic are just a few things we can begin with.
Storytelling has been one of the oldest arts known to man. Stories have created perceptions, made emotional connections and spawned movements that have led to change in the society and hence storytellers have a special role in re-imagining the future.
He started by self-learning home composting, and now teaches composting practices to children while helping residential societies recycle their waste. Firdosh has turned his passion into a social entrepreneurial venture. Here’s his story.
Rachna Trivedi, a woman next door and an erstwhile homemaker, is evolving as an ace entrepreneur, a responsible mother and a happy individual despite the untimely death of her husband. Kudos to her indomitable spirit and her belief in herself. Like her, women must defy all regressive traditions society imposes on them and instead become confident and productive citizens.