Global Social Enterprise Internship 2021
The Global Social Enterprise Internship organized by IPPF's Social Enterprise Hub took place from 13th – 24th September.
25 participants from 15 affiliated organizations representing 5 IPPF regions attended the virtual sessions live-streamed via Zoom from FPA Sri Lanka. The comprehensive curriculum was delivered by external expert facilitators, IPPF Regional Office and Member Association staff, FPA Staff and Social Entrepreneurs. Some of the training methodologies used were synchronous eLearning, trainer-led sessions, group collaboration projects, intermittent Q & A forums, online tools, interactive discussions, and experience sharing. Simultaneous French translations of the sessions were provided together with workshop content materials.
On the closing day, three successful entrepreneurs shared their experiences with the group. It was followed by the certificate awarding ceremony, graced by well-wishers from the Federation and external personnel.
This capacity-building internship aimed to enhance entrepreneurial knowledge and develop business acumen on enterprise development so that the participants will be better equipped to work on their start-up ideas or grow their existing Social Enterprise activities to be income-generating and sustainable.
Going forward, the Hub will continue to work closely with the Internship Delegates and their organizations to guide them on the next steps and provide technical assistance or further training if required.
'The 2nd instance of us running a comprehensive global SE workshop has been a fulling and a learning experience for us organizers as well. The participants were committed, engaged and worked past many professional and personal challenges to make the most of the workshop. A special mention to the FPA Sri Lanka colleagues, who contributed directly in the facilitation and supported in the background, without whom this success could not have been achieved." - Rishikeshan Thiyagaraja, Manager, IPPF Social Enterprise Hub
'The Internship was a learning curve from which participants could apply what they came across during the ten days when implementing their Social Enterprises as a sustainable venture' - Manjula Liyanage - Capacity Building Officer - SE Hub
Excerpts from some of the participants on their workshop experience: Click here.
Agenda and Session Topics: Click here to view.