#Startups: Lessons from Starting a Social Change Organisation (Bhubesi Pride)
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 19:00 to 21:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event starts at 7pm sharp, please arrive by 6.50pm so you can have a chat to our team, grab a drink, and find a seat. Thanks so much in advance.
Interested in rugby, Africa, and using sport to change the world?
Ever considered starting your own charity and social enterprise?
We're thrilled to be hosting Richard Bennett and Oliver Munns, the founder and Operations Director of Bhubesi Pride, who support rugby and community development in schools and community centres in ten African countries.
You'll have the chance to ask any question you'd like about starting a social venture, whether it's about strategy, tactics, tools, or difficult lessons learned.
If you're interested in getting involved with Bhubesi Pride, this would be the perfect opportunity to meet with them face-to-face.
About the Speakers
Richard Bennett - Bhubesi Pride Foundation, Founder
Richard grew up in South Africa and, after completing studies in the UK at Loughborough University and the University of Exeter, qualified as a teacher and taught design technology and physics for three years at Dean Close School in Cheltenham. He has over ten years extensive experience of east and southern Africa, through work and travel. In 2009, Richard began to build the African stakeholder base required to put the various frameworks and programmes in place to form Bhubesi Pride Foundation, enabling delivery of current and future project work.
Oliver Munns - Bhubesi Pride Foundation, Operations Director
Oliver carried out Bhubesi Pride Foundation’s full project and expedition in 2014. He quickly became an integral member of the team and showed unique abilities to manage and coordinate activities in the environments in which the charity works. Oliver subsequently joined the charity as Operations Director on 15 September. Prior to this, Oliver spent seven years at Dulwich College, later going on to complete an Economics degree at Cambridge University.
Learn more about Bhubesi Pride
Bhubesi Pride assembles highly qualified teams of coaching staff to drive through Africa on annual six-month expeditions, supporting rugby and community development in schools and community centres in ten African countries.
They align project activities alongside supporting sponsors, NGOs, national rugby unions, government departments, international schools, local businesses and partner organisations, bringing added value to relationship and capacity building.
Working in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, their objectives are as follows:
- UNITE African children through rugby (boys and girls), addressing health education and life skills;
- EMPOWER local teaching staff (male and female), providing equipment, resources, training and knowledge;
- INSPIRE sustainable development by developing young leaders and building relevant relationships.
Find out more on the Bhubesi Pride website: http://rugbyinafrica.org
When & Where
Escape the City - The Escape School
Escape the City is a global community of +250,000 talented professionals who believe that life is too short to do work that doesn't matter.
We help talented professionals escape unfulfilling jobs and transition into more fulfilling work, build careers on their own terms, and start businesses that matter.
Join our Tribe at www.escapethecity.org.