The present day, heavily theoretical, evaluation-centric education system in India hardly puts any emphasis on problem solving. If we really want the future generations to uplift our country from the multitude of socio-economic and environmental ills plaguing it, we need to educate them about these problems and encourage them to come up with solutions. Why not start in high school?
What are the academic avenues to gain the knowledge and expertise required to start a Social Enterprise? Leading academic institutions and organizations that support social entrepreneurship run courses and workshops to condition the aspirants for bringing about a positive change. A snapshot.
Tushar Vadera, Co-founder of Innolat Technologies wants to make 3 Lakh students employable by 2020. His startup has developed an unique Personalized Blended Learning model called iLrnn that is focused on connecting the dots between practical learning, skills assessment, and job placement. Here’s more.
‘Social Entrepreneurship is Social Work – True? or False?’ Social Entrepreneurship as a concept is still not well understood by many. Here are some popular myths and the truths behind them.
Social Entrepreneurship is the next step in Innovation. But the journey from being an innovator to a social entrepreneur is not all that easy. Understanding the challenges on the way can make you an effective entrepreneur.
One can either be fully sustainable or fully commercial. For-profit social entrepreneurs always face this dilemma of profit against purpose. Understanding 3 key areas where sustainability and profits conflict and why.
On this Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, we should conquer over the evil and crisis mankind has brought upon itself and the world by destroying our unending gluttony and adopting an enlightened lifestyle that depends more on sustainable, eco-friendly and organic products and services than fossil fuel and depleting natural resources to truly usher in health, happiness and prosperity. Let’s initiate it with the true prayer beautifully expressed in the mantras from Upanishad: Asato Ma Sadgamaya, Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya, Mrtyorma Amrtam Gamaya
A little more than 48% of rural population in India are women, who constitute 30.8 per cent of the rural work force. 71 per cent of women in this work force work as agricultural labourers, besides all of them providing food, water, feed, fodder, fibre and fuel, child care, elderly care along with complex multiple household chores, Yet they do not feature as economically productive in India’s socio-economic ecosystem and are deprived of all rights to education, property, life supporting resource and right to make life decisions. This International Day of rural women, we question, why?
In this Hangout I asked him about Design for extreme affordability as a design thinking philosophy, his transition from being an innovator to a successful social entrepreneur, personal experiences along the way and what is he up to next, now that he has stepped down from Embrace.