Journeys for Change, in partnership with The Sankalp Forum, is organizing a unique 3-day immersive journey to visit some of Mumbai’s most exciting social enterprises, designed to inspire participants to create greater profit and impact in their work.
Taking place from 8-11 April, the journey will incorporate site visits to meet the founders of each social enterprise (two of which are Sankalp Award Finalists), their staff and beneficiaries; discussion, debate and reflection with fellow participants; and unique access to some of the key figures in the social enterprise world in Mumbai, including a private dinner with Vineet Rai, founder of Aavishkaar and Intellecap and entrance into the Sankalp Summit, which starts directly after the experience.
Creating sustainable social change requires a deep understanding derived from both knowledge and experience. Access to written knowledge is far easier to acquire than field experience. Journeys For Change fills this knowledge gap with an opportunity to visit, interact and learn from social enterprises in the field.
Richard Alderson, the co-founder of UnLtd India and Journeys For Change (JFC), led an expedition of changemakers and leaders from the UK to exchange learnings with social entrepreneurs in India in 2005. The trip was transformative for him and many others in the group. Richard and his co-founder Pooja Warier knew that they would like to share the experience with others. JFC was developed primarily to provide a powerful experiential learning experience for leaders that are looking to create greater impact in the world.
The JFC team views India as “an incredible lab where innovative social enterprise models have, are, and will be developed.” The experiential aspect of the journey dives into the DNA of the enterprises and provides its participants with opportunities to create valuable partnerships, as well as gain practical insights on innovation and leadership. In an increasingly chaotic and dynamic world, social entrepreneurs are fantastic role models: they work in areas with weak infrastructure and little access to resources; they are quick and inventive in mobilizing resources; they often don’t just solve problems within the system but re-invent the system itself. The leaders of today require those skills.
There are 15 places available on the Mumbai Social Enterprise journey. To find out more and to apply, click here.