With myriad challenges the world is battling on its daily activities, the need for not just development but sustainable development have become unavoidable to proffer solutions to most of these challenges. From climate change to poverty, malnutrition, insecurity, corruption, illiteracy seem to be an age-long menace with its heavy presence in the developing nations.
One axiom that can never be separated from these challenges is the participant of social entrepreneurs that will take it as their own cross to look for global best practices of creating seeming solutions to these plights.
As part of effort to prepare and train social change agents that will build career in providing sustainable solutions to the challenges and creating easy ways of living for people, Curators University – a World University for social entrepreneurs has commenced programmes to train social innovators to take up responsibilities to foster effective, sustainable and social innovations that will enhance the development of human existence.
When explaining the intention of the institution, the Executive Director of Curators University, Sola Amusan said that the aims of the institution established for social entrepreneurs, practitioners and scholars is to provide training, resources and supports to leaders in the social service sector, conduct cutting-edge research that will open new avenues for studies in social innovation, building linkages with social service agencies to design and implement transformational responses to social problems around the world.
Amusan mentioned further that it will also provide a practice and learning community for social innovation leaders, offer opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of and connection to social innovation through events, and promote and support Programs in Social Innovation and Leadership.
According to him, he said that the institution will connect mission driven social entrepreneurs with high impact education and opportunities that its learning path will focus on technology transfer, smart cities, green future and sustainability, and social entrepreneurship excellence.
Omoyele Isaac, one of the participants at the institution’s one day workshop on “Transparency for Non Profit, CSOs and Social Enterprises” explained that the open workshop session was engaging as he learned to how get partners and donors involved in programmes by extending invitations to them.
Isaac promised that he will make use of what he has been trained to create sustainable distinctions for the development of the world.
Also speaking, Mary Asuquo, who works at Bright Bridge Academy said she was wowed by the content that was given to her during the class session.
“How far one goes in life is determined by what you know and how you implement them, to have so much to give one needs to be a voracious reader. I also learned that it is important to keep in mind the problem you want to solve and having a vision board is important to enhance achieving this.”
She said will create her vision board, keeping herself informed in other fields that are not solely related to help her become versatile with clients, to have a discussion in their field of interest and still link it with her business.