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.
|Title of host publication||Social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship and social value creation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Relevance for contemporary social work practice|
|Editors||Monica Nandan, Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, Gokul Mandayam|
|Place of Publication||Washington, DC|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Apr 2019|
Pawar, M. (2019). Community development, empowerment and social entrepreneurship by “Thankyou”: An Australian Example. In M. Nandan, T. B. Bent-Goodley, & G. Mandayam (Eds.), Social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship and social value creation: Relevance for contemporary social work practice (1st ed., pp. 136-152). NASW Press.