Social Entrepreneurship Essay

948 Words4 Pages
The year is 2009 and as of now there are millions of Americans that attend colleges to help benefit their futures. Compared to only 30 years ago in 1979, only 31.2% of Americans attended college. (U.S. Census) Now close to 57% of Americans have registered and graduated from a university or college. ( Times are changing and more people are being given the right to a proper education. Although America offers its citizens free public schooling and the chance for higher education in college, not all countries give the same privilege. There are many countries that are either too poor, or simply don’t feel it necessary for young adults to get an education. Some believe that as long as a man can do one job and be fairly decent at it, then his life is set for him with no chance of change. As Americans we believe that everybody should have the right to an education so they can pick out their own future and not be told what to do. Poor countries such as India do not give their citizens the great honor to attend schools and receive an education. Many believe this is wrong and something has to be done about kids and young adults who have no educational background. One man took it upon himself to help unfortunate kids in India be given the right to schooling. This man is Bunker Roy and he is a social entrepreneur. Bunker Roy is a social activist and educator who believed that courtiers are only as poor as they let themselves be. He had the conviction that solutions to rural problems lie within the communities. The major problems in a community he knew that people would need to know were the problems with drinking water, girl education, health & sanitation, rural unemployment, income generation, electricity and power, as well as social awareness and the conservation of ecological systems in rural communities. To help educate people of all the problems that
Open Document