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What motivates people to develop social innovation ideas?

In this section, learners will discuss what motivates people to develop social innovation ideas.
Motivation and Drivers

In contrast to the mainstream sector, social innovation requires leaders with a distinctive value orientation. Identify what drove the development of the following social innovation ideas. What is the problem they are trying to solve and impact created?

Case Studies

Sheroes Hangout

A café founded to empower acid attack survivors. It is the world’s first café chain run by female acid attack survivors.

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The Butterfly Project

An initiative to support young social entrepreneurs in Uganda.

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H18 Foundation is an upcycling project based in Milnerton, Cape Town, creating work for the unemployed ladies of Joe Slovo. The core objective of H18 Foundation is to empower, enable, upskill and uplift unemployed ladies from Joe Slovo.

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