Between 18th to 21st of July 2014, as like as the representative for the Casa Ricci social service Macau, the author of this article participated for the first time to the annual seminary “explore and develop social services in Asia” that was organized by the Society of Jesuit in Asia, topic of thel seminary for this year was "social enterprise."
The author of this article have great experience in social work relationships during these past years, so the question of "social enterprise" is not unfamiliar. But in this "trip to the Philippines", the biggest gain was to have the opportunity to know the different Jesuit communities of different countries and regions, and to understand their regional life, culture and working style.
Representatives participated in this annual seminary came from countries and regions as China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Spain, Australia and Philippines, Philippines was the organizer country and had accommodated adequately and effectively all the necessaries for the participated regions and countries, topic of the seminary “social enterprise” had been treated and discussed smoothly.
In conclusion, in the topic of "social enterprise", we could observe different ways that the regions and countries coming to develop, some of them preferred to make it more commercial and some chose to treat it as social service, the author of this article think that it would be necessary to analyze the different actituds of these countries and regions, on purpose for the future unification of Jusuit organizations in these countries, though it would be a hard mission, we still need to intend, to turn the "social enterprise" into really a social service for all.
"social enterprise” should be a service represents the Jesuits own image, service, mission and the principal philosophy.
Pedro LeongMacau Ricci Social Services