Becoming a changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation – Course trailer



maybe you're someone that's wanted to respond to something that moves you an issue in your community or in the world around you but you felt perhaps you weren't in the right place or you weren't the right person or that you even knew how to get started a group of people in an area called bridge town in Cape Town were faced with the same questions surrounded by a drug and gang violence rife unemployment and lack of opportunity for young people they established an organization called our labs which started with a question a sense of urgency and a hunch and has grown into an organization involving thousands of people across more than 20 countries and has transformed Bridgeton into a place of hope and opportunity our land is a social enterprise we use alternative educational methods such as innovation and entrepreneurship to bring about social and economic change and on this journey with accessing people ordinary citizens taking a simple idea and turning it into something significant our labs wasn't started by professional social workers or community organizers or members of a formal social movement it was just a group of people creative passionate people who looked around themselves and saw opportunities that excited them and challenges that concern them and to me this is the best definition of the emerging term social innovation ordinary people engaged in the active reimagine ation and transformation of the world through this course in social innovation will challenge you to develop ways of thinking about the complexities of social change ways to find hidden resources around you using creative and Design Thinking to deepen your impact and ultimately to organize yourself for action we want to get you started in becoming a change maker connecting these external issues that concern you with the internal impulses and inclinations you have to make a difference this course isn't meant to be the final statement on social innovation it's designed to help you begin your own journey as a social innovator and you can take this journey from wherever you are in your life whatever kind of work you do the social innovation journey may well change your life but you don't have to change your life to get started on it right now we hope you'll enjoy the course

4 Comments

  1. Hannah Greber said:

    Interesting – I found the Strategy Show (YT channel) more helpful in explaining this. Here's their video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_a3Zweck-g&t=1s

    June 27, 2019
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  2. Derrick Alford said:

    Nice!

    June 27, 2019
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  3. Maria Pena said:

    Congratulations and thank you!! Please check out www.pugoka.com, a new social enterprise designed to create awareness, support local artisans and raise funds for projects that can change the lives of people in need in Bolivia.

    June 27, 2019
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  4. Hugh Callacher said:

    thankyou for inspiring a new path

    June 27, 2019
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