Community development is a process where community members come together to take collective action and craft solutions to common problems.
Community wellbeing (economic, social, environmental and cultural) often evolves from this type of collective action.
The Acorn Foundation will continue working closely with various business partners to implement initiatives in the following areas:
Enterprise Development (ED) is one of the 7 elements contained within the BBEEE scorecard. It counts 15 points towards the scorecard and has a strong link with procurement. The Acorn Foundation strives to empower individuals and help them become financially independent through various programmes.
Skills development is an essential element in improving the employability and potential productivity of the working poor, and can be an important tool for reducing poverty and exclusion by enhancing competitiveness and employability. Education and skills can enable the working poor and vulnerable groups, such as persons in rural communities, persons with disabilities or disadvantaged youth, to escape the vicious circle of inadequate education, poor training, low productivity and poor quality jobs with low minimal wages. This in return leads to better self-esteem and happy, thriving communities.
Empowering women to participate in economic life across all sectors is essential to building stronger economies and improving the quality of life for women, men, families and communities. Acorn Foundation supports this through our partnership with various partnerships.