YIP is called a ‘social entrepreneur training’. What does that mean to YIP?
In most interpretations of ‘social entrepreneurship’ the focus is put on the outcome of the activity or the skills of the entrepreneur. These aspects are important, but YIP starts by looking at the prerequisites for the activity: the entrepreneur herself. The entrepreneur is the origin of the activity, and her understanding of herself and the world creates the basis for how healthy, social and sustainable the outcome will be.
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, YIP’s focus is primarily on the entrepreneur and her understanding of both herself and the world.