The goal of this activity was to introduce the concept, role, organization, basic operations of social entrepreneurship to 15 youths. Youths received training on the development and organization of social enterprises and were able to understand the concept of social impact in relation to economic value. At the end of this LTTA, they improved the skills and competences that are required to succeed in the field of social entrepreneurship. The youth workers attended the same course and provided guidance to the youth groups formed and helped the trainees to better understand the content of the courses.
The methods used to introduce the participants into social entrepreneurship and the functions of social businesses was the learning-by doing approach and the active participation of all trainees. Non-formal learning methods that were used include workshops, roleplaying and group work. The participant youths engaged in group work and developed examples of social businesses and products and analyzed their potential social impact. The participants also visited successful social businesses in the country of venue in order to have a hands-on experience of how social businesses operate.
After the end of this activity, participants acquired a good understanding of what a social enterprise is, the impact it has on society and they started developing their own ideas for potential social enterprises that may apply in their own communities.