Community development, empowerment and social entrepreneurship by “Thankyou”: An Australian Example

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First, the chapter describes the social problem of global poverty and associated issues such as water crisis, and child and maternal health that the Thankyou social entrepreneurship venture (SEV) is addressing, and rationale behind its work. Second, approaches followed by Thankyou to address the issue of global poverty will be detailed. Third, how this social entrepreneurship venture relates to social work practice at micro, mezzo, and macro levels will be delineated. Finally, in the concluding section, the social impact and value creation, some of the challenges experienced by the organization, and opportunities for scaling up will be discussed. This chapter argues that social work has a great potential to contribute to the practice of social entrepreneurship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and social value creation
Subtitle of host publicationRelevance for contemporary social work practice
EditorsMonica Nandan, Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, Gokul Mandayam
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherNASW Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780871015396
ISBN (Print)9780871015389
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2019


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