Skills development

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InspirEnage International
City: Birmingham
Country: England

InspirEngage International is a social enterprise focused on developing skills and mindset in people and organisations to help them to do well by doing good. They work with the education sector, business sector and with individuals.

Offered programmes:

InspirEngage Skills Bootcamp – to awaken ambition in students, to equip them with the essential social and life skills alongside academia and make them more aware of their communities and kindness.

Social Enterprise Revolution – UK’s first complete hands-on social enterprise programme embedded into the curriculum. Through an 8 week Bootcamp programme, they help students turn their area of study into a social enterprise which earns them money, makes a difference to their community and is assessed as part of the curriculum.

Primary Revolution – training 4-11 year-olds to develop their social skills with social enterprise! The young students run real social projects whilst using Maths, Literacy, IT and core curriculum areas.

Startup & Stilettos – the Future is Female – training adult women in an intense 2 month programme (or shorter express version) to firstly sharpen their sense of confidence, their business plans to launch heir own social enterprise and become economically independent.

Address: The Icehouse, The Bond,
180-182 Fazeley Street,
West Midlands
B5 5SE
City: Trivandrum
Country: India

kanthari is an accredited ‘leadership for social change’ training institute located in Kerala, in southern India. With a residential campus in Trivandrum, kanthari offers a 7 month leadership training program for those who carry a plan for social change. This course is also accessible for blind, visually impaired and/or people with physical disabilities.

Address: Vivekananda Nagar,
Ookode, Nemom P.O,
Trivandrum 695020
Kerala, India
City: London
Country: England

OnPurpose is a leadership programme for professionals who will use the power of business to make a difference in the world.

OnPurpose equips associates (programme participants) with the experience, skills and networks they need to make a real difference in social enterprises and to become future managers, leaders, employers and innovators in the sector. During the programme, Associates work on two different six-month placements with purpose-driven organisations.

OnPurpose is based in both London (UK) and Berin (Germany).

Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs)
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs) is a global movement and registered Social Enterprise that provides innovative solutions to address various complex problems. It was founded by Marlon Parker in 2008 as an environment for community driven innovation and reconstruction. RLabs creates an environment where people are empowered to make a difference in the lives of others. The RLabs “main hub” is in Athlone, Cape Town but have activity in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

Its core activities are skills and training, community development, social and disruptive innovation, mobile and internet solutions, social enterprise incubation, impact investing and social franchising.

THAAT – Social Enterprise & Innovation Consultancy
City: Cairo
Country: Egypt

THAAT – Social Enterprise & Innovation Consultancy is a design and research social enterprise based in Cairo that aims to empower local artisans and emerging designers through holistic tailored solutions. Their mission:

Empowering local artisans (especially girls and women) to maintain a sustainable livelihood.
Improving the productivity, design, quality and diversification of local handicrafts.
Reviving and preserving old traditional handicrafts.
Create more job opportunities for both artisans and designers and fostering direct relationships between them.
Supporting up and coming design talents

The Experience Factory
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa

The Experience Factory is a social enterprise which leverages part-time professionals against inexperienced new graduates to provide consulting services. It is designed to give unemployed graduates the opportunity to show and groom their skills by putting them in a real life working environment. The programme is designed to groom Talents of the Future (TOFs) over a period of two years in different industries and under different mentors in order to pinpoint their individual shortcomings and assist them by putting them through professional training on specific skills. The services they offer are all preliminary directed into consulting and project management.