Most Promising Social Enterprise Award and Marketing Maven -
Body Bodha with a mission to raise awareness about issues
related to women and menstruation, through outreach
programs, policy and action initiatives.
Empathy Expander - Opportunities Initiative - a firm that skills
low-income workers in order to access stable jobs.
So what happened at the GSES 2015?
On Day 1 students were introduced to the idea of social
entrepreneurship and the design thinking process, after which
they got to experience a visit to some enterprises in the slums of
Dharavi. They got to choose between various social problems in
Agriculture, Education, Women Empowerment, Sanitation and
more, and formed small student groups based on their selection.
They worked on designing their own unique social enterprise.
On Day 2 students further developed their prototypes. The
various student groups presented their work and social
enterprise idea to the audience.
No, what really happened at the Global Social Entrepreneurs Summit
Engaged Students, Passionate Teachers, and Inspiring Social
Entrepreneurs from schools and enterprises from all across the world
came together and designed sustainable solutions to some of the world's
biggest social problems. It was beautiful. It was a learning experience like
no other. Arushi Agarwal, one of the mentors for GSES 2015, put it better
than I ever could:
"You will learn far more from getting your hands dirty than from
searching on Google."