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.
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.
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.
Understanding the mentorship model at Villgro, selection process and the state of Impact Investment in India in an interaction with Ullas Marar from Villgro
Understanding the mentorship model, incubatee selection process and the parameters of impact through an interaction with Dr. Neelam Maheshwari, Director of Deshpande Foundation
Government can only create the required environment & policies to achieve Healthcare SDGs, however the fulfillment of these goals at the grassroots lies on the shoulders of social entrepreneurs in this space.
In this Live Hangout I asked Sujay about how is he creating impact in rural healthcare space, his experience of Ashoka fellowship and his vision for iKure.
This Live Hangout with Mr. Iytha Mallikarjuna tries to understand the concept of Fair Trade, its landscape in India and key challenges facing fair trade industry
Earth Day Feature: Live Hangout with Kathy Walkling, Co-founder Of EcoFemme, A Socent That Makes Washable Pads For Women
In this Live Hangout, Kathy Walkling talks about the cultural limitations surrounding menstruation, EcoFemme’s impact model, their products and initiatives towards empowering women.