What is a social entrepreneur ?
Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change. (www.ashoka.org)
Social entrepreneurs are the actors of change in our societies. Their vision, their enthusiasm and their skill allow them to create a better world and improve the daily lives of men and women around them while providing innovative, lasting solutions to present-day issues.
By spreading the news about those initiatives we can make innovation known, and give those people – the architects of change – a chance to develop their ideas and see them replicated all over the world. If we want to promote a new type of society, it is our duty to circulate those ideas. Indeed, capitalizing on already-existing, fully-functioning projects is the only way we can help improve those solutions and thus start addressing the issues of our time.
Advertising those new solutions is therefore a way to inspire their propagation and replication, and hopefully turn them into a global phenomenon.