October 12, 2020

Social entrepreneurship and autism

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Autism is a brain condition characterized by various symptoms such as poor social skills, struggles in speech and non-verbal communication as well as repetitive behaviours. People dealing with this disorder are facing numerous consequences daily such as social exclusion and emotional trauma as they are often considered “inadequate” for regular employment. In fact, according to the UN, 80% of autistic adults are not part of the work force. At a European level, less than 10%
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We have all had the feeling at some point of knowing how to motivate, and it seems that we find it easy at the beginning. But, when we implement our motivation plan, in the medium and long term most people lose motivation, and at that moment when we do not understand anything, we ask ourselves:   – What happened? Why it does not work? On other occasions, we have also had the feeling that it
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A high number of programs presently exist which focus on teaching children about entrepreneurship. Consequently, if children are being taught about entrepreneurship why not teach them about the positive version of entrepreneurship which is social entrepreneurship? Social entrepreneurship is a version of entrepreneurship that aims at creating solutions for cultural, social and environmental issues. This is in contrast to the traditional entrepreneurship which focuses solely on wealth building and providing consumers proper services or products.
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May 25, 2020

Assessing an idea

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This practical guide started with a simple question some time ago: “How do you know if an idea is good, before it is implemented?”We have heard this question many times in SciFY. We have discussed with many people their own ideas. And we have found out that, for many people, having an idea is very exciting, but its assessment is an unknown territory.“How do I know it will work?” is usually the good question. It
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Social Entrepreneurship offers work opportunities to categories of people who would not be able to be hired in ordinary companies – they either come from poor backgrounds or they are over 50; they have certain disabilities or are simply single mothers for instance. While an NGO is supported by donations or projects, a social enterprise manages to support itself, mostly by selling the products made – sometimes in traditional ways.Social Entrepreneurship is slowly but surely
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