Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Walmer Film Group - The Film Group has produced a documentary series about life in Walmer Township. The “Izimvo Zethu - My View, Your View, Our Lives” series aired on the local TV-Station BayTV in 2013. It was a series of 15 minute episodes which were broadcast fortnightly and nationwide. The film group has received recognition and praise amongst viewers in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Through an extensive selection process the EBE was chosen to take part in this years ten day incubation chamber of Red Bull Amaphiko to be held in Langa, Cape Town in November. An important aspect of the programme is to es- tablish synergies among young South African Entrepreneurs and assist them to learn from each other’s journey and remain in close collaboration.
All of the directors are participating in various online learning opportunities concerned with social entrepreneurialism, civil society strengthening, organizational leadership and sustainable development processes on platforms such as Coursera and various Universities' online offerings.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Ziyanda Mapela supports the enterprise by assisting Kinga and Ian with the facilitation and co ordinating of various projects, tasks and events. Ziyanda also runs the schools championships campaign where schools interested in the project are educated on The EcoBrick Exchange and motivated to do more with what they have.
Blommie Nontshinga; Penguins learn and play centre is our first recipient preschool that will be replaced with our high quality EcoBrick structure. Blommie Nontshinga, the teacher contributes by involving local community members, mainly the parents of her students in the production of the required 6000 EcoBricks.
Stauch Voster Architects (SVA); The architects at SVA are a key strategic partner for our organization. They assist us with design work, legal questions and development of additional uses for up-cycled plastic materials.