Volkswagen for good is about people. People are at the heart of everything we do, and as the maker of people’s cars, we have committed ourselves to making a sustainable difference by helping to build the lives of South Africans.
Our practical approach to Corporate Social Investment is based on sustainability and self-sufficiency. Our vision is to see our communities being independent and taking control of their future.
Young South Africans need opportunities and mentorship to empower themselves and grow our economy in an innovative way. Young women in particular, have huge potential to change Africa.
That’s why we’re proud to support the Lionesses of Africa. It’s a social enterprise organisation that empowers women entrepreneurs by giving them the training and tools they need to take on the business world and prosper. Operating across 54 countries, Lionesses of Africa builds and delivers a wide range of the right tools like entrepreneurial development, mentoring programmes and many more.
Now with over 750 000 female entrepreneurs in the network, their impact has been vast; both on an individual level by helping launch and sustain start-ups as well as in the wider economies. Many of the business ideas are also focused on socio-economic needs and solving big problems. Life is a daily battle for women entrepreneurs and Volkswagen is proud to play its part in supporting this remarkable organisation that’s already on target to reach its goal of helping 1 MILLION women entrepreneurs across Africa. With support from communities and the corporate sector, the Lionesses and Africa can go further, together.
To read more about Lionesses of Africa, visit their website: www.lionessesofafrica.com
At Volkswagen, we care a lot about developing the talents of our youth and offering them the opportunities to achieve greatness. After all, they are the future of this country and the world. That’s why Volkswagen South Africa is playing its part in this fantastic youth-development initiative.
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