As part of the social enterprise programme, on 10 and 11 May 2014, a two-day ‘boot camp’ on the topic of the Student’s Women Empowerment Movement (SWEM) took place. The event was organised by the British Council in Vietnam in partnership with the Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion and partly sponsored by Diageo Vietnam.
The overall objective of the project was to encourage students to come up with innovative ideas to empower women in using social enterprise approaches. At the heart of SWEM was the ‘50/50 Movement’ competition that took place between October 2013 and May 2014. The top 20 proposals have benefited by access to knowledge and skills on how to set up a social entrepreneurial model. This includes - social enterprise business planning and networking with successful social enterprises in Vietnam and UK.
Click on the link below to read the thoughts of Kate Welch, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Acumen CIC, UK trainer for the project; Che Phong Lan, Busines Consultant at the Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion (CSIP), Trainer of the project and students behind the top ten proposals.