Working with the local community raises awareness about the business, enhances its reputation, helps to build a network of potential partners and supporters, and can even help in winning business contracts. For example, some local authorities prefer to award contracts to businesses with a record of community involvement.
Africa’s Gift helps schools get students engaged through activity and involvement with community projects. Through the links they form with local people and with overseas communities our projects bring subjects to life, giving them relevance and meaning beyond text books and beyond the exams that must be taken.
Working with partners, Africa’s Gift has helped UK communities, schools, and communities in the developing world to develop a number of micro-business projects that focus on income generation and economic development. Projects range from agriculture, livestock husbandry, and selling locally-produced food, to weaving and jewellery making.