Why social entrepreneurship is gaining traction amongst Indonesian youths – Opinion

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Yanto Chandra and Fandy Tjiptono (The Jakarta Post)

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Tue, September 14, 2021

Professions that have grown in popularity during the pandemic include “social entrepreneurship,” which is defined as the use of business mechanisms to address social challenges or the combination of commercial and welfare logics to run organizations. According to a study by the British Council Jakarta, social entrepreneurship has become an attractive career option for young people in Indonesia.

What makes social entrepreneurship interesting is that it turns social problems into value-adding business opportunities. Take, for example, Noor Huda Ismail, a well-known social entrepreneur and Ashoka Scholar. Instead of taking a “tough approach” to tackling terrorism and youth unemployment in Central Java, he decided to start Dapoer Bistik, a warung (food stand) that sells beef steaks and opens doors to former terrorists by offering them new …

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