RHF hosts Entrepreneurs 4 Africa

2016-04-26 06:00
Photo: supplied RHF chairperson Cindy Norcott.

Photo: supplied RHF chairperson Cindy Norcott.

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KNOWN for their community outreach projects such as Love the Babies, Gogo bags, Bless-a-Granny and Hope, The Robin Hood Foundation’s founder and chairlady also has a passion for education in communities.

As well as building and opening a crèche and a high school in the past few years in Zwelibomvu and Kwanjobokazi respectively, in 2013 The Robin Hood Foundation hosted a free three-day entrepreneurial conference called Entrepreneurs 4 Africa, for more than 300 previously disadvantaged existing and aspirant entrepreneurs.

They followed up the conference with a five-month free mentorship process. This conference equipped delegates with basic business skills, exposing them to business opportunities and they were inspired by several rags-to- riches stories.

In 2015, The Robin Hood Foundation hosted a free two- day empowerment conference for 1 000 previously disadvantaged women called Future Women of Africa. The aim of this conference was to inspire, equip and ignite women and we covered a range of topics including leadership skills, hygiene and grooming, entrepreneurship, job-seeking and self-defence.

This year, The Robin Hood Foundation would like to host another entrepreneurial conference for aspirant and existing entrepreneurs, called Entrepreneurs 4 Africa 2016.

Chairperson Cingy Norcott said: “We aim to equip more than 500 entrepreneurs with knowledge, skills and advice in a two-day, jam-packed event.

“It is our belief that many people in South Africa would make successful entrepreneurs if they had more knowledge, skills, a bigger network and access to more opportunities.

“This conference aims to cover that and we have a group of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders lined up to share their skills and advice with the delegates, to expose them to great business minds, ideas and networks that they would not have otherwise had access to.

“The conference also enables the delegates to go forward with their business ventures, ideas and put them into action and start or grow their businesses or business ideas.”

The conference will be hosted at City Hill Church, Hillcrest on 12 and 13 July. Delegates will be given manuals and refreshments and there will be lucky draw prizes each day.

“Based on the success of our two previous conferences, the RHF is confident that this event will inspired delegates to run successful businesses which can have a ripple effect in poor communities and in the South African economy in general,” said Norcott.

If you are a corporate that would like to sponsor towards to event or a member of the community who would like to apply to attend the educational conference, contact co-ordinator, Kim Griffith Jones on robinhoodfund@ telkomsa.net

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