The skills, expertise and insight, to increase your impact and extend your reach, in new ways.
We all want to do more for our communities. This may be more of what we do already or it may be better to consider new avenues for programs and projects. However, it is likely that these will need new skills and expertise that we don't possess at the moment.
For example, more and more charities are considering a Social Enterprise model – running a business that is focussed on social impact rather than profit. These are designed to be self-sufficient and therefore more sustainable - than relying on grants and donations, that can be unpredictable. As the world changes, there are more and more new ways that charities can increase their impact and reach, to improve the lives of their communities. But they often require skills and expertise which are outside the norm for many charities. How can charities acquire these new skills and expertise?
WE2 was founded to address this problem, by providing skills and expertise from other sectors to charities, to help them capitalise on these new opportunities to impact their communities.
WE2 helps charities build new programs, supported by specialist volunteers and students.
They exchange their expertise and experience for the life experience of working on projects in the developing world.
We recognise that you are the experts - with the knowledge of your community and what they need most. We are only here to help you achieve the best for them.
A more comprehensive list, to stimulate your ideas is here
"Busoga Trust and its community have benefited significantly from the projects and partnership with Westminster Business School.
The students have worked tirelessly to deliver exceptional projects whilst gaining valuable business, practical and life experiences.
These projects have enabled Busoga Trust to build its capacity and extend its reach into new areas that would previously been inaccessible.
Busoga Trust are extremely grateful to WE2 for bringing the two organisations together and would highly recommend the model to other charities and Universities.
With the help of WE2, Busoga Trust can look forward to many more successful projects with Westminster Business School and others." Nick Ives - Development Officer - Busoga Trust
Past, present and some ideas for future projects here -
Young people in Uganda leave secondary school with good academic results. However, in a primarily rural community they do not have the vocational skills to become economically self-sufficient. The charity would like to establish a vocational training centre to give students the life, technical and business skills to build their own businesses and so become self-sufficient. This facility needs to be commercially self-sustaining as income from donations is not predictable over the long term.
A feasibility study and budgetary model, making recommendations to the charity on the best approach.
This feasibility study will form the basis for subsequent WE2 projects, which will progress the charity project through – design, implementation, review – to self-sustaining success.
Over a period of three months in the UK, the team spend time
A two week field trip to the charity in Uganda
A two week period back in the UK
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