How to start chapter and franchise for promotion of social entrepreneurship spirituality and career guidance
HOW TO START CHAPTERS AND FRANCHISE / BRANCHES OF AFTERSCHOOL’s Centre for Social Entrepreneurship By : - DR. T.K. JAIN FOUNDER PROMOTOR, AFTERSCHOOL CAREER GUIDANCE TRUST CENTRE FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SIVAKAMU VETERINARY HOSPITAL ROAD BIKANER – RAJASTHAN – INDIA 334001 www.afterschool.tk MOBILE : 91-9414430763, email@example.com Do you wish to spread education, skills and positive ideas? Do you wish to spare some time to promote social development? Do you wish to promote social entrepreneurship? Do you wish to promote spirituality? Do you wish to help the existing educational institutions in their development? Do you wish to help the existing government departments and institutions in improving their working? Do you wish to help the students of colleges and schools in your city in shaping their careers? Do you wish to interact with social entrepreneurs and spread their ideas? Do you believe that education, information and knowledge should be free for all?If your answers to the above questions is YES, probably we may be able to join hands with you. It willindeed be an opportunity for us to extend our network by your affiliation and to take another giant stepin the direction of our objectives. We look forward to like minded persons, who can join us in our causeof spreading education, knowledge and good ideas.CHAPTER / FRANCHISE / BRANCH REQUIREMENTSLet us understand first, that the requirements are not in terms of money or investment – but it is interms of commitment. We look forward to those persons who have led a lift of commitment and valuesand wish to spread ethics and good conduct. We look forward to those persons who are capable ofauthentically spreading noble ideas in the society. We wish to be partners with those who can becomesocial entrepreneurs and who can become champion of nobility and humility. We with to be partners ofthose persons who are recognized for their contribution to education / nobility / dedication / devotion/ spirituality / other similar cause. We wish to be connected to you if you have already been a volunteerfor some or other noble cause.
Why should someone start our chapter ?We don’t do everything just for profit alone. We do take steps for the advancement of entire humanity.We firmly believe that there is a divine power and divine urge in each of us and we wish to devoteourselves for some noble cause. We wish to help the entire society as a part of our own commitment tosocial welfare and well being. We firmly believe that there is no dearth of good persons. There is a needto provide support mechanism and congenial support network to help good persons in spreading theirideas and action. We know that there would not be any profit in starting our chapter – but certainly,there will be social reputation and goodwill on undertaking these activities.Again and again it has been proved that ideas can change the life and destiny of a person.Communication, inspiration and motivation can transform any person from being an ordinary personinto an extra-ordinary person. Self motivated and committed youth can collectively achieve anyobjective and can simply transform our planet. Many institutions are trying to transform the present dayyouth into a conscious, spiritual and dedicated youth and we aspire to be one of them.We made a humble beginning in 1997 by starting career guidance programmes. We conducted manycareer guidance programmes in schools and colleges in and around Bikaner. We realized that there wasa need to motivate and inspire the youth. Most of the students didn’t have a clarity regarding theircareer goal and aspirations for life. Most of the youth didn’t consider social welfare or socialdevelopment as the goal of life. Hence, there was a need for doing something in this direction. Werealized that the youth could do a great work, if only they were properly motivated. However, we alsorealized that the teachers, who could transform them, were also not self motivated. Many teachersdidn’t realize the power they possessed. At that juncture, we realized that there is a need to dosomething broader. We started Afterschool Career Guidance Trust at that time and started Centre forSocial Entrepreneurship in this to promote all these concepts. From the beginning, we have offered allour programmes on no-profit basis. In fact we havn’t yet started charging for our programmes. Thefounders (Trilok Kumar Jain and Kalpana Jain) devote their time, money and resources for this cause,just to propagate this concept. Now we want to spread this concept in other parts of the country also.We are able to get favourable responses from many places. We are extremely thankful to all those whohave invited us to conduct workshops / training programmes / seminars / symposia. We now want toopen centres all over India to promote our concept, however, we are not yet able to get partners inother places, as no body seems to take up this cause in the same spirit as we do. In today’s professionaland commercialized world, it is difficult to spread this concept on non-profit basis, but we are sure thatit will benefit and achieve its desired impact – may be at a smaller level. We have conducted mamOur objectives : To promote social entrepreneurship To enable students to formulate business plans for social entrepreneurship To help the students in formulating business plans and train them in the process of business plan formulation
To help the students in spreading concept of social entrepreneurship and spiritual entrepreneurship To promote teacher training – through – TEACHERS AS TRANSFORMERS programme To motivate teachers to become high achievers To motivate teachers to stimulate the creativity among the students To start chapters / branches / franchisee of our centre all over the country - but purely for non-profit objective To induct corporate executives / professors as volunteers into the field of promoting social entrepreneurship/ spiritual entrepreneurship / career guidance To help the youth of the country in creating a concrete action plan for the development of humanity at largeFor achieving these objectives, we conduct the following programmes : - 1. Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship 2. Workshop on Spiritual Entrepreneurship 3. Workshop on TEACHERS AS TRANSFORMERS 4. Career Guidance Programmes 5. Courses on Social Entrepreneurship, Spiritual Entrepreneurship, Relative Economics, and on other similar topicsHOW DO WE WORK ?We are not professionals, but we are volunteers. We need volunteers for our growth. We are looking forthose persons, who consider social responsibility as our moral responsibility and therefore willing tospare some time out of their busy schedule for a work which is going to be an intrinsically satisfyingwork for them. We are eagerly awaiting volunteers to join our group and expand our activities. For usthis is a devotion and a form of worship and therefore, we shall continue to promote this work zealouslyand believe and if not today, tomorrow there will be a group of persons to support us.WHAT ARE COURSE CONTENTS OF WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP? What is social entrepreneurship? Problem identification and development of solutions for the problem (now an opportunity). What are the constraints and opportunities in social entrepreneurship? How to prepare business plan for social entrepreneurship? Case studies in social entrepreneurship Group assignment for preparation of social entrepreneurship business plans Presentations by the groups on their themes. Interactions with social entrepreneursWHAT ARE THE COURSE CONTENTS OF WORKSHOP ON TEACHERS AS TRANSFORMERS?
The role of teachers Teachers as Institution Builders – case studies Writing for newspapers, magazines, journals and blogs Preparing projects / social development ideas Guiding students for social development / social entrepreneurship Extending greater responsibilities to the students and playing the role of facilitators Using technology in teaching profession Simulations and role plays Experience sharing, feedback and open discussionsWHAT ARE COURSE CONTENTS OF WORKSHOP ON SPIRITUAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP? Meditation for better focus on career Spirituality and strategic leadership for Organisations of the future Case studies on spiritual entrepreneurshipWHAT ARE COURSE CONTENTS OF CAREER GUIDANCE PROGRAMME? Understanding our true self and our aspirations Linking skills, capabilities and performance How to secure scholarships / fellowships What, where and how to study? Overview of social trends and identifying new generation career paths Career Goal Setting How to prepare resumes and prepare for GD & Interviews? Entrepreneurship and intrapraneurship as career paths Team work and collective efforts for better career progress – simulations and management gamesWhat is PGPSE and CSE ?PGPSE stands for Post Graduate Programme on Social / Spiritual Entrepreneurship. CSE stands forCertificate in Social / Spiritual Entrepreneurship. We had started PGPSE and CSE as free programmes.These programmes are now offered on distance education / online mode only. The programmeparticipants have to download and study the material, prepare at least four business plans, work withsome NGOs as volunteer for social development and undertake some other prescribed activities to getPGPSE /CSE.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDENTIALSWe have undertaken many workshops on social entrepreneurship, Teachers As Transformers and othersimilar themes. We have been able to help thousands of students directly / indirectly. We have guidedhundreds of teachers about the role of teachers and these workshops have been appreciated by theprogramme participants.
Some of the institutions, which have given us opportunity to conduct these programmes are : - Agarwal Samaj (Society) Bikaner Apex Institute of Management, Jaipur Aravali Institute of Management, Jodhpur Bhoj Reddy Engineering College for Women, Hyderabad College of Engineering and Technology Bikaner Deepshikha Group of Colleges Jaipur District Industries Centre Bikaner HCM Rajasthan Institute of Public Administration Bikaner ICSI Hyderabad Chapter IIT Roorkee Kesar Fragrance Institute Bikaner Maharani Sudarshana College for Women, Bikaner Manda Institute of Technology Bikaner Marudhar Engineering College Bikaner Rashtra Sahayak Vidyalaya Bikaner Terapanth Yuvak Parishad Gangashahr, Bikaner The Dainik Bhaskar Group Bikaner The Rajasthan Patrika Group BikanerCOST OF THE PROGRAMME AND REQUIREMENTS FROM THE HOST INSTITUTIONSWe are willing to conduct these programmes for every school and college across the country (but that isnot possible – hence we can conduct it in only those institutions, which invite us). We are notcommercially minded on these issues. We are not asking the institutions to pay us money for conductingthese programmes. We just need little bit assistance in terms of transportation costs, local hospitalityand local infrastructure support. All those institutions, who can help us, are actually going to helpthemselves – as our only objective is to strengthen our educational set up so that we are able to havebetter education and training for our next generations.FAQs ON OUR ACTIVITIES : -Q. Is there any minimum eligibility for our programmes ?No – any enthusiastic person can join our programmeQ. What is the language used in these programmes?Either English or Hindi – depending on audienceQ. Do we advertise or publicize our programmes ?No – rather we wait for persons to approach us and we conduct these programmes, only if there iswillingness on the part of the host institution and the programme participants to join these programmesQ. Do we publish any books / journals / study material ?Yes – but only online – we believe that knowledge and information should be shared and those willing toshare knowledge should form networks.Q. What are PGPSE passout doing now?
A few enthusiastic persons have completed PGPSE / CSE programmes. Mr. N. Raju was our first studentof PGPSE and he is a successful entrepreneur in Kota (Rajasthan) now. Mr. Mahaveer (Yuvraj) alsocompleted PGPSE and he also became an entrepreneur. Mr. Pawan and Mr. Gautam Buchha are alsoplanning to become entrepreneurs. A few other programme participants are in jobs, but wish to becomeentrepreneurs.Q. Do our programmes help a person in getting a government job?No – we are not conducting any government recognized programmes. We do provide certificates – butthey are not for helping a person in getting a job, but just a reminder of the programme undertaken bythe participant. We do provide guidance in starting a new business enterprise / social enterprise – butthere is no assurance regarding placement / job guarantee.Q. What is the contribution of AFTERSCHOOL?We have so far organized many workshops / seminars / career guidance programmes and publishedmany case studies, prepared many audio lectures and study material for the youth - which are availableon scribd.com, slideshare.net, esnips.com and other similar websites. We have tried to focus ourattention on attitude, vision, and ideas of the youth.