YIP is called a ‘social entrepreneur training’. What does that mean to YIP?
In most interpretations of ‘social entrepreneurship’ the focus is on the outcome of the activity and the way in which this outcome is reached. In other words, the focus is on the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of the activity. YIP acknowledges the importance of these elements, but beyond the ‘what’ and the ‘how’, it puts an emphasis and focus on the ‘who’. Who is the entrepreneur seeking to create the positive impact through their activity?
As the entrepreneur is ultimately the source and driver of the activity, her/his understanding of her-/himself and the world form the basis for how they will act.
YIP sees understanding and knowledge as the cognitive basis from which any action springs. An action can only be as sustainable, humane and comprehensive as the thought informing it. This depends on the health, comprehensiveness and sustainability of the entrepreneur’s understanding. Because of this and in addition to the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of social entrepreneurship, YIP puts a special emphasis on the entrepreneur and her/his understanding of both her-/himself and the world.