KGG’s mission is to assist NGOs and government agencies to inspire and empower young people to become social entrepreneurs.
It is our firm belief that social entrepreneurship is the new way of doing missions and bringing positive transformation to communities around the world.
Entrepreneurship refers to an individual’s ability to turn ideas into action. It includes creativity, innovation and risk taking, as well as the ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives.
The following objectives are to be reached through entrepreneurship education:
An entrepreneurial mindset covers aspects that help individuals to take action including taking responsibility for their own learning, careers and life. The mindset of an entrepreneur refers to the following personal characteristics: sense of initiative, risk propensity, self-efficacy, need for achievement and structural behaviour. Structural behaviour refers to the ability to work in a structured manner as well as the ability to persevere whenever faced with setbacks and obstacles.
Entrepreneurial skills concern skills needed to turn ideas into action. Higher education can give the skills and knowhow needed to run a business, however the level of application is usually lacking. The level of skills is assessed based on the following characteristics: creativity, analysing, motivating, networking and adaptability. Young people who have attended entrepreneurship programs are generally more creative, have more analytical skills, are more capable of motivating others to gain support and assistance in realising opportunities, and have better networking skills.
Knowledge is the heart, mind and soul of economic development. Entrepreneurial knowledge refers to having a broad understanding and knowledge of entrepreneurship including the role entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship plays in modern economies and societies.
Impact of entrepreneurship programmes on a persons employability
Overall, entrepreneurship education has a positive effect on the employability in terms of job experience, creativity in the current job and annual income even in paid employment. It seems to be easier for entrepreneurship graduates to find employment immediately after graduation and the chance of being unemployed in the first years after graduation is lower.
Impact of entrepreneurship programmes on society and economy
Entrepreneurship education is expected to improve the entrepreneurship key competence which will have an impact not only on the role of the individual in the economy (working life) but also in society (social and personal life). A more entrepreneurial role will be played due to entrepreneurship education.
Becoming a successful entrepreneur is more than having a good idea and a strong work ethic; it also takes much more: Education, Mentoring, Right Mindset, Planning and etc.
An entrepreneur is typically known as a businessman with an eye for the bottom line. However, a social entrepreneur has more than profit as the ultimate goal for her/his company.
Social entrepreneurs have a head for business, a heart for the people and a conscience for the planet. They make a profit, help the people by creating jobs and leave the world a better place than they found it.
When you teach people about social entrepreneurship, you in a sense teach them how to create businesses through the problems of the country.
Social Enterprises – businesses that solve social and/or environmental problems and re-invest profit back into the business or local community – are springing up as an alternative means for employment.
Government of the Republic of Djibouti
Minister of Finance and Economy and In Charge of Industry
My relationship with Ben Kubassek became very intimate after his visit to speak to the young generation of Djibouti on the Know Go Grow principle.
Thereafter I became one of the aficionados of Know Go Grow.
Ben Kubassek is calling us by saying back to the basics.
I have benefited from his blog, his Twitter pages, from the seminars and also from his bestselling books, Succeed Without Burnout and Five F-Words That Will Energize Your Life.
The principles of Know Go Grow are so acceptable because they are more like natural laws, and that is why it is bringing such a big impact, particularly in the life of the young generation.
Ben has spent more than three decades from the age of 21 as a tested entrepreneur. His life and livelihood are primarily shaped by the principle of Know Go Grow. And he is not only celebrating his own success but rather he is making himself busy in teaching the principle to multiply the effect he harnessed in life which is deeply reflected in his book Know Go & Grow to the next generation.
When you engage with the principles of Know Go Grow, you will be engaging with the natural principles of success as it is coined and synthesized by Mr. Ben Kubassek and which will help you practically to pass your legacy to the next generation.