« 6 days to meet pioneers of social entrepreneurship in Peru »
We all want to change the world, but by doing so, the hardest step is the first one.
Directly inspired by social entrepreneurs’ tour of France Ticket for Change, Wiñay Wayna, which means “Forever Young” in Quechua, is willing to try to meet the crazy challenge of creating a better world by helping every young people reveal their potential and develop their talents for the sake of Peru’s society.
At global level, Peru is the country with the fifth highest entrepreneurship rate (source GEM). Examples of success stories are broad: Buying a YAQUA water bottle allows an access to drinking water for a disadvantage child for a week; Laboratoria trains young girls who couldn’t study, in computer science to enable them to enter the labor market (in two years, they have reached 3 countries); Vania Masias, a professional ballet dancer, aims at helping kids get out of slums thanks to dancing. She is part of the 50 most innovative Peruvian of all time. Those three companies, endorsed by inspiring personalities, will be part of the next social entrepreneurship tour.
During the first months, Wiñay Wayna took 25 young people, aged 19 to 34, on two social entrepreneurship tours: They met the most inspiring Peruvians, who change the lives of millions of people. That triggering journey offers an innovative educational program in 3 phases: inspiration, introspection, taking action.
Meetings with inspiring personalities (entrepreneurs, managers, politicians…) working at their own level to make the world a better place, fields’ exposure, coaching, educative games, physical moving to action, introspection workshops, theory lessons, implementation, conferences, brainstorming, creative realizations, mentoring, discussions…: we are looking to make them live the most intellectually, emotionally and physically intense days of their lives.
The missions of Wiñay Wayna
1. Raising awareness: raising awareness about social entrepreneurship; diffusing optimistic and commitment messages; inspiring as much people as possible.
2. The trigger: Young people willing to change the society by social entrepreneurship’s moving to action by living a strong experience to dare to start.
3. Guidance: Guiding Tour’s entrepreneurs in the creation of their project.
We, as social entrepreneurs, believe young people have the power of inventing the world of tomorrow.
Our initiative is supported by entrepreneurs, public bodies, personalities, and large companies.
But most of all, we are a citizens’ initiative, and we request YOUR support.
In February, we are going to select 30 candidates who will be able to live, for 6 days, a unique experience of inspiration, of personal development and of innovation. We will get to meet Peruvian’s greatest personalities, so they can share their passion to those high-potential young people. We have elaborated a program of creativity and innovation, adapted to that new generation determined to finding meaning in life through their professional life and project. We are the first Peruvian organization allowing town halls, universities, entrepreneurs, large companies’ manages, artists to share their values with those young people who want to change the world but don’t know where to start.
After such a tour, we want to facilitate the project’s development of participants. We aim at relating most advanced projects with incubators and investors. Most of them will simply begin to develop their project. We have come up with a first steps support. We have adapted Ticket For Change’s support, which is a support inspired by the methodology of Golden Circle of Simon Sinek (Why, How, What).
The idea is that the participants should have a lasting impact. The purpose of the tour is to be considered as the beginning of the adventure of improving the lives of the communities, and not a simple event.
Let’s take the example of Enzo. He is, in Peru, the only accredited coach in Feldenkrais, an innovative school who allows a better use of movements and of one’s body, with no harm. Enzo’s problem is that he does not live in Lima, feels lonely, and does not have the habilities do develop his business to a large scale.
Today, he is structuring his project thanks to our methodology of the first steps.