When most people look at the fields of Entrepreneurship and Social Work they may think that they are far apart.
But Social Entrepreneurs are people who use entrepreneurial solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business, Social Entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading societies to move in different directions.
What these careers have in common is the need for money to allow them to achieve goals. So the best training for an Entrepreneur is a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom). The first year of a BCom is very wide-ranging and exposes a student to all the functions an organization needs, but particularly financial. In the second year one can specialize in one aspect.
For a good overview of the BCom options:
Social Entrepreneurs identify a social need which is close to their heart. You mention HIV Aids and Drugs so part time volunteering and working with organisations like Love Life or Treatment Action Campaign could educate you about the realities of these problems and the current solutions. It will also make you realise that fund-raising is the most important part of such an organisation!’
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