With more than 17,000 islands and 300 languages, Indonesia proved a challenging country in which to deliver a national social enterprise bootcamp. But having learned many valuable lessons, a similar project is now planned for Scotland.
In Indonesia, where disabled people often face discrimination, a collaborative project run by two social enterprises has supported entrepreneurial creative people with physical and mental disabilities to use their art to empower themselves.
Creative and social enterprises in Indonesia are helping to build an inclusive economy. And now, in preparation for the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, the government has pledged to support their growth.
Indonesia’s 26m disabled people face stigma and prejudice, but a recent partnership between experts in London and Jakarta is supporting disabled people to run their own enterprises and become productive members of their communities.
Taking the leap from being a small, volunteer-led group to a fully-fledged social enterprise can be daunting, but dance organisation Nalitari now has financial stability plus – importantly – greater impact.
William Hendradjaja co-founded SIAP to help early-stage social enterprises be more sustainable and more thoughtful about their impact – and the message has travelled far from Jakarta, thanks to a partnership with Social Value UK.