13 September 2021
The new, mobile-friendly Social Entrepreneurship course from HP LIFE uses the real story of Nawal Allaoui—chief executive officer and founder of SeaSkin in Morocco—to teach learners what a social enterprise is, how it differs from traditional businesses, and how to set one up successfully. Nawal was one of the 2019 winners of BechangeMaker, a virtual social entrepreneurship training program created by WorldSkills International and the HP Foundation.
Social Entrepreneurship teaches learners the skills needed to build a sustainable, impact-driven business to solve a problem in their community.
As they progress through the course, learners discover what the key principles of a social enterprise are, how to use stakeholder analysis and empathy mapping to ensure their business meets a social need, and learn effective ways to measure their company’s impact. A series of interactive exercises complete the course, giving learners the opportunity to practice their new skills as they help Nawal develop a logic model for her business.
Learners who enroll in Social Entrepreneurship will find out how to:
- Assess whether an idea for a social enterprise is sustainable and can create positive social impact
- Avoid common mistakes when setting up a social enterprise
- Use entrepreneurial tools to better understand your audience and the challenges they face
Social Entrepreneurship is available in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.
About HP LIFE
HP LIFE is a free IT and business skills training program from the HP Foundation. It is accessible online, offline, and in person (where safe to do so) offering more than 30 courses in eight languages for entrepreneurs, business owners, and lifelong learners all over the world. It is also an adaptable educational resource used on the ground by trainers, educators, and mentors to enrich curricula, support business creation, and improve employability skills.