WE can! The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is opening Bendigo Social Change 101.
Central Victorian social entrepreneurs can now apply for the new Bendigo Social Change 101 Program which is held from May to September. The program provides a unique opportunity for up to 20 people to work collaboratively with a talented team of facilitators, business experts and seasoned entrepreneurs to gain the skills, confidence and networks to bring an idea or venture with a community benefit to life in the Bendigo region.
What is a social entrepreneur, you ask? Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change. More here from Ashoka.
Unlike traditional educational and training programs, the 4-month program is based on the highly successful ‘learning by doing’ approach at SSE Australia. Students gain both practical business and personal skills that can be applied directly to their social or environmental enterprise.
Students’ and Fellows’ ventures range from pop-up restaurants which provide hospitality training for marginalised youth to indigenous arts enterprises, fair trade food and textile businesses.
An information session will be held on Thursday 3 April 2014 from 5.30pm to 7pm at La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre in View Street.
Find out more and register for the info session here.
The Bendigo Social Change 101 Program is proudly funded by the Ian Potter Foundation, City of Greater Bendigo, Keech Australia, Strategem Community Foundation, Lisa Chesters MP, Bendigo Students Association and La Trobe University, and will be delivered in partnership with Make a Change Australia.