Presentation on theme: "Group 2 Workshop Discussion. Social Entrepreneurship projects De La Salle – Microfinance project coordinated by the Lasallian Community Development Centre."— Presentation transcript:
Group 2 Workshop Discussion
Social Entrepreneurship projects De La Salle – Microfinance project coordinated by the Lasallian Community Development Centre Seed money from university Applicants submit a business proposal Loan recipients selected by local “barangai” Ateneo de Manila – Ateneo Social Enterprise Centre within School of Management Caribou Milk project – research demand, developed improved production techniques At eneo Alumni initiated “Rags 2 Riches” project local mothers encouraged to create luxury items from leftover rags (golf bag, wallets, wine holders) Livelihood for mothers working from home.
Social Entrepreneurship projects San Beda – Wastewood recycling project Local community create objects for sale San Sebastian – Recycling Education program Encouraging local youth to segregate and recycle waste products for income Santa Dharma - Seaweed Chip Production project Local community members collect seaweed, produce and pack chips and sell the produce for incomes. ACU – “Future in Youth” project in Timor Leste. “Coach the coaches” program. ACU Sports Science students mentor local youth leaders to lead soccer camps and fitness training. Local youth leaders learn technique and teaching skills Local youth improve health and social skills
Service Learning or Social Entrepreneurship? Integrating service learning into curriculum maximises success. Some universities manage service learning through a central unit, while others manage projects at the department level. Social Entrepreneurship is a concept of Business Schools, but most universities organise a range of community engagement projects that don’t fit the “social entrepreneurship” definition. These projects may have great value without being entrepreneurial.
Keys to success Local community partnerships are critical Local needs must be central to the project – it should be of value to the community Long term university commitment rather than ad hoc projects Student involvement should be meaningful – duration and roles. Local language skills are vital for managing international projects.
Group 2 GlennAteneo de Manila University AlbertSan Sebastian College – Recoletos de Cavite Fr SaliSophia University Fr AloiSan Beda College DavidSogang University LuisaSanta Dharma University MyrnaDe La Salle University Dasmarinas KirkAustralian Catholic University YoshieShirayuri College Yuka Seisen University YudhaPolytechnic ATMI Surakarta