The Enterprise programme at Fair Earth Foundation is committed to help and educate disadvantaged people and communities throughout the world, by providing them with the business knowledge, the right tools and mentoring support.
Our mission is to bring a positive change into the world, and WE believe that enterprise, especially social enterprise, is the best way to make a difference! Within this programme, we are looking into several areas - developing business plans for local businesses in Tenerife; educating youth and communities about business creation and personal development; mentoring young entrepreneurs; and expanding our network to other locations like Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Sao Tome.
“It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it” Nelson Mandela
What is Social Enterprise?
Social enterprise is simply a business with a different kind of purpose than a normal profit-driven business. Social enterprises are committed to creating an impact on local, national and global scale and the founders are determined to bring a positive change to the world! How?
By reinvesting and/or donating the profits back into the business or communities. You can find these businesses in almost every sector. Just in the UK alone, they employ around 2 million people, most of which are from the marginalised part of the workforce - making a real difference!
Why Social Enterprise?
We all know the world is changing. We face many challenges and are becoming more aware of what is really going on in our society. We are also becoming more united than ever before, and problems in one community are recognised by others (racism, poverty, inequality, human rights, climate-related issues, and more). We are becoming Global Citizens! One big community desiring and caring about the same things - People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership.
Our Social Impact
We work closely with many small businesses, artisans, youth and communities around the world, and are incorporating our idea of Global Citizenship into everything we do!
It’s all about the belief that we can all make a difference - because we can!
This is just an introductory post to our Enterprise programme of Fair Earth Foundation that outlines briefly what WE are about! But, we have so much more to share with you! So watch this space, as we will be adding some more content soon.
Also, if you would like to do your bit by sharing your knowledge, perspective or story, submit your post to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Post by: Matúš Herc
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