Many of the entrepreneurs from under-resourced communities are talented and have great ideas, but face challenges that are greater than their current capacity. Our programmes tackle these challenges head-on and focus on developing the critical entrepreneurial skills that are often overlooked, but needed for these entrepreneurs to succeed.
The recent outbreak of the Corona virus and extended lockdown have again emphasised the importance of food security and the ability of individuals and communities to sustain themselves for extended periods of time. One of the ways to ensure this, is the establishment of sustainable urban and rural agricultural projects – from subsistence level to full commercial ventures.
During our years of work in rural urban and deep rural areas, we have met a large number of rural entrepreneurs across most of the agricultural value chain – both livestock and crop production. We receive numerous calls each week for assistance and business support from these agri-entrepreneurs. Now, more than ever, there is an increased urgency to support sustainable interventions in the sector.
Our Agri4Change programme was designed after extensive work and research in both metropolitan and rural communities and is aimed at launching agri-entrepreneurs in communities and from there grow the value chain to support local and regional economic development.
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ENTREPRENEUR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
During this programme we accelerate selected entrepreneurs through asset funding, business support services and focused mentorship. By igniting these entrepreneurial champions in a community, job creation and sustainability quickly follows.
This is a 24-month programme, implemented over three phases and includes a National Diploma in Supply Chain Management..
THE BIG WASTE WAKE-UP
The aim of The Big Waste Wake-up (TBWW) programme is to introduce entrepreneurs in the informal sector to new opportunities within the waste management and recycling industry. This programme provides business skills training, mentoring, incubation and it also cleans up the environment whilst creating employment and better health and safety in the communities.
This is a 12 month programme and includes a Certificate in Basic Waste Management & Recycling.
NoCRA is the Northern Cape Recycling Angels. We have set up an infrastructure of local entrepreneurs across the Northern Cape province, all contributing in various small, but sustainable ways towards diverting waste from the local landfills. In this process they are benefitting from the access to our communal infrastructure, sales of commodities, upcycling, recycling and other green conscious activities.
THE BIG SHAKE-UP
The aim of The Big Shake-up (TBSU) programme is to turn entrepreneurs into enablers and potential employers in their communities through teaching them sustainable business practices and entrepreneurial skills.
This programme has a focus on business skills training and group mentoring with a unique focus on rural and survivalist entrepreneurs.
This is a 12 month programme and includes a Certificate in Basic Business Skills.