UAE female entrepreneurs during their latest trip to the United Kingdom at a social teaching meeting.
Recently, as many as 17 chosen respondents from the second edition of the Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Program (BSEP) toured London and Liverpool on a field trip to study socially impactful and creative company methods.
Launched in 2018, BSEP is the invention of both the education and capacity building arm of the Sharjah-based NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, the Badiri Education and Development Academy, and the UK-based Entrepreneurs ‘ School (SSE). This BSEP cooperation is the first attempt by SSE to enter the Arab region.
Through field trips and specialist meetings, the program seeks to empower and equip Emirati and UAE-based women businessmen and businesswomen over the era of 20 with the abilities and expertise needed to transform their company into lucrative social businesses. Participants were selected based on a sequence of pre-program interviews.
The customized curriculum of the program had them meet with holders of prosperous British social enterprises through SSE with a focus on practical teaching.
From 15 to 19 July, the London leg of the instructional journey to the UK started with an specialist meeting by Nicola Steuer, Managing Director, SSE, which provided an analysis of social entrepreneurship in the UK to the respondents. A meeting with several award-winning social entrepreneur Heidi Fisher accompanied this. Fisher presented respondents to affect evaluation through her inspiring tale and involved them interactively in a sequence of drills to assist them better comprehend how to define their own effect.
The respondents also toured The Brigade in Tooley Street, London, a extremely effective enterprise, where they encountered with their mentors and were motivated by their contact with them.
Next to the tour list of respondents was Peckham Levels where a series of upgraded parking stations have now been transformed into a centre where innovative individuals can come together in search of an appropriate work space. They have been implemented to a range of entrepreneurs dealing with a multitude of social and environmental issues. They also evaluated the project’s effect, the instruments and the metrics used to evaluate it.
Cemal Ezal, the extremely renowned, award-winning social businessman, brought the attendees to Borough Market to assess in practice his social enterprise, Change Please.