Category: Education

Four Big Questions You Should Ask about Microfinance

Since microfinance first came to the public’s attention in the 1980’s, the usual storyline has been that these funds have created and expanded an opportunity for underprivileged and under-resourced individuals to escape the cycle of poverty. While there has been a large amount of positive publicity for microfinance and its financial services for newly entrepreneurs, the social movement has also… Read more →

How to Create a Culturally Social Responsive Program

In today’s modern age, the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has begun to make its impact on numerous companies within the private sector. Corporate social responsibility, by definition is a business or organization’s initiative to take responsibility for the environmental and social wellbeing of the communities around them. This term generally applies to efforts that go above and beyond… Read more →

Entrepreneur Guide 101: Know what to do With Your Investment

Whether you are opening a corner store or starting a new technology company, the single biggest problem entrepreneurs find themselves is finding the capital or financial funding necessary to take their business to the next level. It is that necessary resource that can take a simple idea into a business. But how do you do it? Oftentimes, entrepreneurs are faced… Read more →

Is Microfinancing an Effective Strategy in Africa?

Many people in Africa, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, battle poverty on a daily basis. Even in wealthier African countries, the extreme dichotomy between the economical class structures is incredibly apparent that it has created a sad and appalling portrayal of the overall poverty figures for the entire continent. With many initiatives in tacked to alleviate the poverty problem in Africa,… Read more →

Microfinance, the Movement Against Poverty

Microfinance is a concept of providing financial services for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and various individuals who lack the necessary resources and accesses to banks and other related services. Usually, the model aids several entrepreneurs who are trying to start their businesses. In some regions, especially in South Africa, microfinance has become a social movement whose objective and goal is to… Read more →

South Africa and Education Reform

Much like the rest of the world, the access to a quality education, especially for low-income families, remains difficult and at time intangible for millions of people. Even in countries like the United States, a person’s zip code and socio-economical status can dictate whether or not their child will receive an education for success or and education for failure. Similar… Read more →

Education in South Africa

Nelson Mandela once said that, “education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” The first time we are introduced to formal education is when we set foot into primary school. Through the trivial math and reading lessons, these school years are not simply eight-hour days. Rather they are the grounding work of our children’s education.… Read more →