We have been thriving as a social enterprise for 10 years.

When we first launched as a social enterprise, our focus was on developing environmental programmes that promoted sustainability and positively impacted young people wanting to gain experience in the sector. A decade later, these founding objectives are more relevant than ever.

  • Community led programming
  • Capacity building
  • Education & Training

Core themes

All of our work is underpinned by the core themes of promoting development, increasing sustainability and enhancing skillsets. We continue to be driven by our goal to achieve environmental and social impact. Through international education and skills development programmes, we empower young people and women to thrive.

We believe that successful partnerships stem from shared values. That’s why we work with partners who share our vision of creating a more sustainable and positive future. While we bring sector specific skills and knowledge to the table, our partners on the ground share their expertise of the local context. We’re confident that by working together, we can achieve real impact.

Sierra Leone

We are currently designing a reforestation and agricultural development programme in Sierra Leone. Through this initiative, we aim to

  • Plant 30 million trees
  • Support several thousand people to move to medium income livelihoods
  • Advocate for cultural change to move away from ‘slash and burn’ forest management

Our initiative has been agreed in principle with key stakeholders and government departments in Sierra Leone and plans for a feasibility study are underway.

Women Go Digital

In partnership with the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) and other experts in the sector, we have developed an  entrepreneurship programme, to support female entrepreneurs to successfully establish and grow businesses.

The programme has been designed in response to identified skills gaps and entrepreneurial needs.

Participants will be supported to

  • Recognise personal strengths and areas for growth, in the context of entrepreneurial competences
  • Gain functional and relevant digital skills for business growth
  • Map a path for business development
  • Establish a long term business network of like minded individuals

We offer support and expertise in the following areas

Accessing & managing funding
We have successfully accessed and managed over €6m of funding, as a direct recipient and on behalf of our partners.
We offer support and expertise to organisations to understand the funding landscape and position themselves most effectively in order to access funding.
Capacity building
We support organisational strategy planning and review. We consider the operating context and how best to align programme development to wider global goals.
We have robust and transferable project management and experience.
Impact assessment
We support organisations to effectively manage and measure the impact of their work. Our programmes are impact driven, and we can demonstrate the differences we have made to the individuals and organisations that we work with.
We are currently working with partners in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Jamaica and the North Africa region to scope opportunities for programme development.

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Partner insight

  • ‘We face a variety of issues as social enterprises in Ethiopia. One would be the lack of a variety of funding options that allow social entrepreneurs to choose the best models of funding that would work best for them and the social enterprise stage they are in. We also face issues around regulation, the government is slowly understanding the concept of what social enterprises are but we still doesn't have official policy or regulation that recognizes these sort of organizations’

    Tizzita Tefera Social Entrepreneur - Co-Founder & CEO of Maisha ICT Technologies PLC: Tech for good