The Graduates Development Program of 2018 went to South-Africa to help local entrepreneurs develop their business. The Graduates Development Program was a unique experience. Working together with 15 students, organizing a lot of events to raise money and eventually going to South-Africa for three weeks where you work closely together with local entrepreneurs. You can contribute a lot to the local businesses and they are so happy and grateful. The entrepreneurs don't even know what incomes and expenses are, which is, in my opinion, the core of their own business. So with this experience, I really learned a lot about other cultures and especially the South-African business environment.
Together with our NGO All Out Africa, the team supported six local businesses in Hout Bay by giving them advice and financial support.
Partner organization - All out Africa All Out Africa is a group of companies based in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Botswana. It includes a non-profit foundation, social enterprise and responsible travel business. The non-profit foundation arm implements important social and conservation projects and runs two research centers. The social enterprise arm offers volunteer, student and internship experiences which do social and environmental good. The responsible travel business arm offers responsible cultural, wildlife and adventure tours and also runs two award-winning lodges. Their goal is to share their passion for southern Africa’s people, places and wildlife with the world and offer experiences that change lives.