American Expert To Sharpen NGO Skills In Social Entrepreneurship
Kolkata | July 5, 2012
About 50 social activists and representatives from various non-government organizations (NGO) will participate in an interactive Social
Entrepreneurship workshop at the American Center on Monday, July 9 conducted by visiting American expert Dr. Amyaz A. Moledina.
Dr. Moledina, Associate Professor of Economics and Co-Founder, Social Entrepreneurship Program at the College of Wooster, Ohio, will interact with NGO representatives and share mutual experiences through a workshop on “Social Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities” so the participants can hone their skills at making their projects self-sustaining and efficient. Announcing this program, American Center Director Jeffrey K. Reneau remarked, “We are happy to host Dr. Moledina in Kolkata, and believe this social entrepreneurship workshop will be a great way to develop deeper people to people connections on important issues for India and the United States.”
Dr. Moledina brings about 15 students each year to Bengaluru to work with local NGOs and assist the organizations in with entrepreneurial skills that will make them self-sustaining. This is the first time he is coming to Kolkata to assist in capacity building at the grass roots level. Through this program, local NGOs and social entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to network with each other and share best practices. They will have experience a part of Dr. Moledina’s Social Entrepreneurship program at the College of Wooster, which seeks to expand the program beyond boundaries to promote the ideals of global citizenship and entrepreneurship for global good.
In its current form, the Social Entrepreneurship (SE) program at the College of Wooster engages multi-disciplinary teams of undergraduate students, advised by PhD faculty, to write business, marketing, or feasibility plans for non-profits in Wayne County, Ohio. Since 2006, the program has assisted over 15 nonprofit organizations, trained over 75 faculty, staff, and students, and started five ventures. Dr. Moledina hopes expanding Social Entrepreneurship (SE) to Global Social Entrepreneurship (GSE) will enable students and partners to think as global citizens and act as global change agents.