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Social Enterprise Scholar Practitioner Forum

2 February @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am

Banner reads Social Enterprise Scholar Practitioner Forum Thursday 1 February 3pm UTC. Catalyst 2030 logo under this. Portrait of smiling woman on the right with the title Luz Avruj, Latin America Centre for Service-Learning

Social Enterprise Scholar Practitioner Forum 1 February 2024 – Catalyst 2030 – Luz Avruj from the Latin America Centre for Service-Learning

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Each month we hear from thought leaders straddling the theory and practice of social enterprise – then facilitate inclusive and open discussion with a global audience.

It’s a place for safe and brave conversation of real, lasting impact.

This month’s topic:

Networks, bonds and alliances

Service-learning as a driving force for bridge-building in times of instability

What is service-learning? How can it equip change-makers to create a better future?

Service-learning is an innovative pedagogy that promotes solidarity activities linked to the curriculum and led by students. These projects contribute to local development, improve the quality of academic learning, develop proper skills to increase employability, and promote values education and responsible citizenship participation all at once. Knowledge is applied to solving a community’s concrete problems and needs.

In this session we will discuss what service-learning is and share service-learning experiences developed from educational institutions around the world who have been transforming their communities through education as well as how these experiences contributed to transforming them. Discover how a small project developed by students in different levels of education and different contexts have changed the context in which they live. Explore  how the interconnections among those developing these projects, together with the organizations that promote them, generate social capital whose threads give support and containment in turbulent times and shifting environments. 

Avruj, Luz. Story of a network weaving experience : Management report on the program for the Promotion of Service Learning in central and Eastern Europe 2016-2022 / Luz Avruj ; Alejandra Batista ; coordinación general de Luz Avruj. – 1a ed. – Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires : CLAYSS, 2022.

About Luz Avruj

Luz Avruj holds a B.A. in Institutional Organization and Management (UNSAM), Specialist in Social Network Analysis and Management (Universidad Bolivariana de Chile) and University Diploma in Education (Universidad del Museo Social Argentino). Her two passions have always been Education and Social Development and she has worked in both fields for more than 20 years: in schools and universities as a teacher and teacher trainer and with civil society organizations offering technical assistance, facilitation, training and developing didactic materials. She has also worked with companies in negotiation and conflict management. She has been working at the Latin American Center for Solidarity Service-Learning CLAYSS for over 10 years, she was the Training Coordinator and was in charge of the Service-Learning Promotion Program in Central and Eastern Europe. She is currently the Coordinator of Institutional Relations and Networks, an area from which she promotes the formation, strengthening and interrelation of networks related to service-learning all over the world.

Catalyst 2030 is the global movement mobilising to accelerate the achievement of the UN SDGs by 2030.

The Social Enterprise Scholar Practitioner Network was formed in 2020 to create a closer bond, intersectional identity and knowledge exchange between social enterprise practitioners and academia.

Join us to accelerate the social enterprise movement through sharing and inclusion.

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