Global Social Entrepreneurship (GSE): is an opportunity to learn from changemakers. The two-part course consists of a seminar led by students at The College of Wooster, where they aim to form connections between global social issues and the challenges faced within communities. The second part is an experiential learning component in Bangalore, India hosted by organizations Sattva Media and Dream a Dream. Students, community members, and partner organizations learn from each other, as they learn about a business problem in the poverty alleviation sector in India.
Making an investment in GSE will benefit the students, and it also contributes to the greater cause of social change in Bangalore, India and Wooster, Ohio. This experience allows students to think and live differently while engaging in a trans-national effort to address long-lived, systematic social problems in the education and livelihoods sectors.
Where does the money go?
The funds are used to pay for program fees, airfare, and related expenses in India. Surplus funds finance need-based scholarships for other College of Wooster students and also fund Wooster’s Local Social Entrepreneurship program. Local Social Entrepreneurship has worked with organizations such as United Way, Goodwill, and Wayne County Children’s First Program.