Social Entrepreneurship Program
Globally, social entrepreneurship is becoming an increasingly recognized sector that addresses societal needs through innovative community-based solutions. In Jordan however, the concept is in its early stages, and needs to be institutionalized to provide sound, up-to-date resources outlining best practices and enhancing innovation rather than re-inventing the wheel.
The definition of a social entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to create, organize and manage a venture to effect social change. Because ENF recognizes the importance of encouraging youth to think socially, the Elia Nuqul Foundation serves as an advocate in promoting the growth of a sound social entrepreneurship sector in Jordan.
As advocates for social entrepreneurship, ENF will continue to encourage stakeholders in developing a thriving social entrepreneurship sector, while channeling opportunities to ENF scholars who are interested in transitioning from university life to becoming social entrepreneurs within their designated communities.