RISE Relationships Inspiring Social Enterprise
rise is working towards a world where sustainable social enterprises, created by local social entrepreneurs from low income countries, are the norm.
Through our professional network, rise links aspiring social entrepreneurs to fundamental resources (funding & skills) they would otherwise not have access to, in order to fulfil their potential.
Various pilot projects such as the creation of a pre-school at God’s Love Centre, in Lesotho, Southern Africa, to support the education program of the children in the orphanage as well as children in the nearby community. This small social enterprise enabled the orphanage to generate employment and raise some funds towards the operating costs of the pre-school.
Through its social responsibility program BOND Events, in partnership with social entrepreneur Daniela Gusman, is taking a much more holistic long-term approach by founding rise. The first rise project will deliver a new building with accommodation for the children at God’s Love Centre using an innovative “In Loco” methodology; a hands-on design and build experience, focused on knowledge exchange, capacity building, cooperation and development. This combined with social entrepreneurship training through workshops and linkages with professionals, will enable God’s Love Centre to provide adequate accommodation for the children and to become more self-sustaining by launching income generating activities. This will begin the transformation from being 100% reliant on donors to becoming more self reliant, and generating jobs for the youth from the orphanage who have finished their schooling. True to the rise ethos, the local community will be instrumental through this process, with the support and expertise of industry experts. Read of the goals and benefits of the first project.
Join us to make a difference as we go beyond this project and into more African communities, enabling and equipping Social Entrepreneurs through the sharing of knowledge, resources and best practices for the development of communities by the communities themselves. Read how you can get involved with rise.
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