Education is the foundation for wholesome socio-economic development of a nation. At a higher level it needs to transcend the certificate of a degree and focus on employment-oriented learning. At primary and secondary levels it needs to focus on offering universal access and ensuring holistic learning. It’s only then that we can achieve our SDGs. A quick look at a few social enterprises that are contributing towards achieving these goals.
In this Hangout I asked him about his speech at COP 21 climate conference in Paris, some of the key projects in climate change space he has worked on, how being recognized by Forbes has helped him and his vision for his venture.
In this interaction, Seetha, a seasoned changemaker herself, talks about how the education system in India can change and explains concepts like self-initiated learning to trigger intellectual rigour.
The underprivileged don’t need freebies or charity. They need to be empowered to live a life of dignity and fulfillment. When we know ‘Who’ and ‘How’ someone benefits from our intervention, that’s when we can be sure that we are empowering them and not just giving.
In this Hangout I asked him about his recent journey to Nepal, problems faced by small farmers and how eKutir is solving them through technology, what it means to be a B Corp and finally some lessons and insights he has gained over last 7 years as a social entrepreneur.
Are continuous donations the best way of solving socio-economic problems? We think there is a need for charities and individual philanthropists to fund social innovators and entrepreneurs instead
In this Hangout I asked Aniket about how Haqdarshak works, some interesting stories from the field, his vision for his venture and learning he has gathered over last few years as a social changemaker and entrepreneur.
People with disabilities have incorrectly been considered as economically unproductive. They can actually contribute to the GDP up to 5 to 8%. For-profit social entrepreneurship can address the plight of people with disabilities by identifying their strength and special talent and engaging them in innovative, sustainable and scale-able enterprises.
In this Hangout I asked Arun about the larger social problem he is addressing through his product, how the product works, how he intends to reach his target users and the way ahead for his venture.