India needs social enterprises who rise at the grass root level, understand the problems of disadvantaged communities more intimately and innovate solutions sharply focused on various problems faced by them.
People at the Bottom of the Pyramid should be empowered to challenge their status quo and beat poverty. This can only happen when they can participate in the economy as producers. Social entrepreneurs have a major role to play here.
India can truly realize her potential only if she builds an inclusive economy. We believe government alone cannot do this. We need social entrepreneurs to step in.
Social innovators analyse a socio-economic issue from a human angle and build a solution that is rooted in empathy for the end user.
A select few quotes from the cohort program that stood out and maybe helpful to budding entrepreneurs in the education sector.
The purpose of education in its real sense has got lost in marks, ranks and syllabus. Schools, teachers and all the stakeholders in the education system need to introspect if they are creating individuals who are prepared for the real world and can contribute positively to the economy and the country.
SDGs are grand vision statements, universally accepted and based on common social good. Social entrepreneurs and changemakers should not only create impact metrics that align with them but also tell stories that reflect the spirit of the SDGs in the impact efforts of their organizations.
Understanding the problems related to Gender Inequality in India and the means to achieve SDG # 5 through Social Entrepreneurship.
If we as a nation have to achieve SDG # 10 that focuses on reducing inequality we need to transition large masses of people out of poverty towards better opportunities and ultimately a better life. Social entrepreneurship can be a game changer.
#economyforall: Understanding the Need for Equity Over Inequality with Pranil Naik, Founder, LeapForWord
Ashoka Fellow Pranil Naik shares his thoughts on why Equity needs higher focus than Equality to solve the problem of Inequality.