Case Title & Author

Title: From NPO to social enterprise: The Story of Schwab Awardee, Sharanjeet Shan
Author: Kerryn Ayanda Malindi Krige, Verity Hawarden and Rose Cohen

Subject Areas/Case Usage

This case study is aimed at students Of Non-Profit Management, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Women In Leadership, Corporate Social Investment, Development Studies and sustainable livelihoods. It is written at an Honours/Masters level and is therefore also appropriate for use in customised or short programmes. The case study is a good introduction for students with a background in business (e.g.: Diploma in Business Administration/MBA/custom programmes) who are wanting to understand social enterprises and non-profits and apply their learnings.

Brief Synopsis

The case tells the story of Sharanjeet Shan, a globally recognised social entrepreneur and a recipient of the Schwab Foundations Social Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2015. Shan has spent more than 20 years in her adopted country, South Africa building the mathematics and science skills of Black African school children through Maths Centre, a non-profit organisation that she leads… The case allows students to explore what social entrepreneurship looks like in an emerging market context. Students are able to apply simple tools to social entrepreneurship and their analysis of it.

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