Naqaa co-founders Mouna Eusman and Dr. Sarah Ghaleb designed and delivered a Social Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop for the second year in a row in as part of the Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) in KAUST in January 2016.
This year, KAUST WEP designed a variety of workshops and class activities for participants to cover critical topics in Entrepreneurship and Social Business such as Innovation, , Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking (ICED).
These subjects are not only vital for entrepreneurs, but also to best prepare the modern graduate to think creatively for innovative methods to solve real world problems more efficiently. Engineering and science graduates need to have a number of ‘soft skills’ to their future careers, whether that is as job creators (entrepreneurs), in corporate roles, or even in securing research funding from government and organizations.
We delivered our Social Enterprise Startup workshop to 75 KAUST affiliates, designed by the Naqaa team, in the perspective of a successful social enterprise in the Kingdom. Our participants were able to:
- Identify their passion and social needs in their community
- Brainstorm 3-4 profitable solutions to community needs
- Create a sustainable and profitable social business model canvas
As advocates for Social Businesses to be a primary method to tackle our community issues while creating jobs and boosting local economy, we do hope that we continue to inspire others to follow in our footsteps. Through continuous awareness and training of building sustainable social impact in our communities, we can build a solid foundation for a thriving tomorrow.