Social Entrepreneurs, Responsibility And Vested Interest – Society is lifeblood of the country and the youth is the future of the nation. I have written not long ago about these unique calling, to play a part of my role and responsibility for the betterment of the society.
Unlike activism or volunteerism in which defined as ‘a societal responsibility to join in, to give freely of one’s time to assist others’, some have advocated the term of social entrepreneurs to ‘founders of organization or firms that primarily rely on earned income and contracted work for public authorities include grants, donation and sponsorship’.
I believe for whatever reason, that both shared the common manifestation on the societal concerns. In its purest form, it is still a selfless, altruistic and philanthropic deed that has its motive the desire to do good and righteousness, to help oneself and others achieve the same.
Social Entrepreneurs And Nation Building
As in Malaysia, I have to admit that our country is not lacking in the people who have the intention of helping the disadvantaged in society by giving in cash or kind, and by contributing knowledge, skills and expertise. Doesn’t matter weather it is profit making or non-profit charitable causes, the main intention are mainly the same.
Indeed, Malaysia has all the characteristics to head on towards becoming a welfare oriented developing nation with a well develop system in the making.
I am however, still… more interested in focusing on the matter of improving social education and social enterpreneurship values especially to the youngsters – youth and the society as a whole. It is my unique calling to create awareness, information and knowledge, to uplift their entreprenurial attitudes as well as positive influence on lifestyle and their future career for the betterment of the society.
Educating and creating awareness of issues that matter are a continuous process and require ongoing activities. Psychological capacities indeed are sometimes risky, very challenging and more difficult to access. While you may see immediate improvements in the former, the latter may defy short-term results and instead have long term, more lasting outcomes.
Social Entrepreneurship And Vested Interest
Inspired by those objectives, I have made up a decision to move forward by working together with social entrepreneurs, along with the related authorities, private sectors and NGOs to support in engaging the youngsters including exploited marginalized groups, focusing on interaction and disclosure on issues of positive exposure, career guidance, socio-economics opportunities and societal well being through strategic social and academic-industry intervention programs.
More urgent, these people are not only can polish their greater talents and interests in the right way but also exposed to sensible arguments and have the ability to express their opinion, speak up and make their voices heard positively.
In this way, any societal morality improvements and disclosure on issues of reducing social problems such as vandalism, gangsterism, drugs, crimes and any societal concerns are executed with interest at heart by the forefront of this civil society movement.
Indeed, the calling to do good and righteousness is clear in all faiths and religions. As in mine, Islam teaches that God has given the faculty of reason and therefore expects man to reason things out objectively and systematically for himself. He gave us the norms of distinguishing between truth, virtue and morality as against falsehood, vice and immorality.
“… whoever killeth a human being for other than man-slaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whosoever saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind.” – (Al-Maidah, 5:32).
For those who intended in entreprenuring social development of the nation, let it not said that we are doing societal business just for ‘vested interest’. We are saving lives, guiding and supporting them towards the right path for their future. To be a good citizen, digital savy, active, smart, well dedicated, creative, innovative, supportive yet positive well being, in shaa Allah.
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