Husse

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CoLAB supports Husse, which is a non-profit organisation. Their aim is to restore dignity in the women of South Africa, and to address some of the social giants in Africa like unemployment, poverty and lack of moral values.

Husse allows women to integrate their role in the family with being commercially productive, whilst having a sustainable impact on society. Husse is determined to make a difference – one product at a time.

Each of their products is a work of art and so much more than just a soft toy or special blanket. It carries a dream and hope for the future.

Sakhu

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Sakhu exists:

  • To develop sustainable business enterprises through a wholistic approach. A Healthy Society houses a healthy Economy (“You can‘t have a healthy economy in an unhealthy society.” Peter Drucker)
  • To transform the portion of society we can impact to eradicate poverty

How we do it

  • Start with an existing entrepreneur that has shown staying power and potential
  • Organize co-operative groups of individual businesses around the entrepreneur
  • Work with the group at ground level
  • We develop: Marketing channels; Business Models; Funding; People

The Hope Factory

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The Hope Factory is a national leading organisation which is dramatically impacting and improving the lives of unemployed previously disadvantaged South Africans, by providing a holistic entrepreneurial development programme.

This highly effective programme includes training in Business skills, Life skills and Technical skills, as well as a comprehensive Job Creation programme, to further develop these skills.

Through a funnelled approach The Hope Factory works to develop and place entrepreneurs in their own business. Those who do not become entrepreneurs, are placed in the formal sector or continue as part of the Job Creation Programme. Of the entrepreneurs who enter the programme, 82% become financially productive.

To find out more about The Hope Factory or view the products they offer, visit www.thehopefactory.co.za

Career Build

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Carole Craggs works in the recruitment field, and through the course of business she recognized that South African youth, specifically those from disadvantaged backgrounds, are unprepared to enter the labour market. She brought together a team of professionals to address the issue. Mzansi CareerBuild Advisory Services, a Section 21 company was formed and has designed a mentorship programme that empowers CareerBuilders (young adults between 17 and 25) to discover their God given purpose, talents and abilities. CareerBuild has successfully run 6 mentorship programmes in Alex and 3 in Braamfontein. The CareerBuilders have included ex-street children, alcoholics, HIV positive young adults, learners from township schools and school leavers with and without matric.

The team is currently piloting a 10 week CareerBuild School programme in a rural school, Hazyview Comprehensive. The school offers technical subjects and the learners are 100% black, from the surrounding rural area. It is situated between Hazyview and White River. To find out more about Career Build visit www.careerbuild.co.za