The program is supporting specially-selected educators from across South Korea to learn about social enterprise approaches and the ecosystem in Scotland.
“This program will allow educators to deepen their understanding of social entrepreneurship”
The visit was arranged by Kickstart Investment in partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy and was supported by the Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation and the Korea Development Bank Foundation.
As part of the program, delegates visited local social enterprises in Edinburgh, taking part in social enterprise tours, learning sessions and Q&A sessions.
Delegates also learned about the social enterprise support ecosystem in Scotland and explored how they might use this learning in their own context in South Korea.
“Scotland has an attractive ecosystem for social enterprise, with the Social Enterprise Academy enabling social enterprises all over the world to learn from the Scottish context,” said Taeje Park from Kickstart Investment.
“We have many social enterprises in Korea, but this program will allow educators to deepen their understanding of social entrepreneurship.
“Some of the professors in this group studied in the United States, so it is a chance to compare the entrepreneurship ecosystems for them. The delegates are all entrepreneurship educators, so they will be learning methods and skills to teach social entrepreneurship to people in Korea.”
Senior partnerships officer at the Social Enterprise Academy, Jess Kemp, added: “We are delighted to be supporting this delegation from South Korea.
“It is hugely important for us to facilitate social enterprise learning between partners around the globe, and this programme will allow us to do just that. It’s also a great chance to showcase all the fantastic work being done by our partners within the Scottish Social Enterprise ecosystem.”