Social entrepreneurship needs more than just entrepreneurs

A TISS workshop connects Indian social entrepreneurship students with their UK counterparts

Kumar Harsh, now 23, had just graduated in mechanical engineering two years ago when he decided to change track and start a venture of his own. Like hundreds of young aspiring entrepreneurs today he was driven both by an urge to start a business and to give back to his community. His father had worked as an optician in the tribal district of Dhumka in Jharkhand, so he had witnessed first-hand not just the lack of affordable eye care in villages in his district, but also the lack of awareness about the need.

He enrolled in a social entrepreneurship Master’s degree programme at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and today, he is busy starting a venture called Drishti which aims to provide affordable eye care in villages......................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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