UnLtd South Africa is organising a study tour of South Africa in January 2010.
South Africa is potentially the engine for social development for Southern Africa and the wider continent. There are amazing projects where creative individuals are addressing some of the big global issues facing society in enterprising ways, including such things as poverty, lack of livelihoods, health (including AIDS/HIV), education, environmental degradation and crime.
The aim of the study tour is to meet with and be inspired by people who are creating these solutions and also those agencies and individuals helping them implement their ideas and develop their programmes. You will be able to share ideas with them, find ideas which can influence social action back home, and understand the role that South Africa and social entrepreneurship can play in creating a better world.
There will be a very full programme of visits discussions and meetings plus some time off for visiting craft markets, seeing a play at the famed Market Theatre and visiting Robben Island. There will be an evening reception for participants in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The Study Tour is being organised by Heather Brandon and Michael Norton with the assistance of Kathy Watters in Cape Town and Dunne and Debbie Edelstein in Johannesburg. Heather, Michael and Kathy are also developing a foundation for supporting social entrepreneurs in South Africa based on the successful programmes developed in the UK by UnLtd, which have now also been replicated in India (see www.unltd.org.uk and www.unltdindia.org).
The Study Tour will be for a small group (up to a maximum of 10 people).
Arrival and briefing: evening of 31st January 2010 in Cape Town
3-day programme of field visits, discussions and meetings in Cape Town with social entrepreneurs and their projects and with organisations promoting or supporting social enterprise.
Depart afternoon of 3rd February 2010 for Johannesburg
3-day programme of visits, discussions and meetings in Johannesburg
Study tour ends on the afternoon of 6th February 2010.
Cost: £1350 per person which will include:
• 6 nights accommodation, and full board including lunch at a project being visited and evening meals in a restaurant. Extra nights can be booked prior to 31st January in Cape Town or from 6th February in Johannesburg.
• Internal transfer from Cape Town to Johannesburg and local transport in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Participants will be responsible for organising their own travel to and from South Africa
• 6 full days of programme visits, discussions and meetings
• Reflection sessions for reviewing and discussing the projects that have been visited
• Donations to projects that are visited
If you are interested in participating, please contact Heather Brandon at: <firstname.lastname@example.org>