Impact of Previous Programmes

Measuring Social Impact - Church of High Impact

This program was very important to me because understanding social impact means I can now be more efficient in creating that social impact in my community - CCBC leaner

In order to help faith-based leaders measure their social impact, Social Enterprise Academy run a 2-day program in Measuring Social Impact with Capital City Baptist Church staff. The program was held at CCBC premises in July 2019. Capital City Baptist Church - CCBC changed its motto to the church of high impact when it set its sights on being at the centre of enabling youth and marginalized communities, especially the high-density community of Kauma. On their campus, they have 2 schools based on a social enterprise model. One high-end school on campus, has a target of a 50:50 ratio between children that can pay the city school fees and those on a scholarship program from the local blue-collar community. The Adziwa project built in Kauma houses 23 families, runs a community centre for the local CBO with farmland, and a primary and secondary school. They assist 100 families directly, whilst the rest of the 5000 families access standard education through paying community level school fees (about 10% of private school fees).

These 2 social enterprises are outside of the other ministries done purely for relief and social impact, and lastly, CCBC is building a million-dollar youth complex to enhance its outreach to the youthful population of Lilongwe. The administration agreed in 2019 that they would be interested to map out the social impact they are making in Kauma and the city. The program was facilitated by Barbra Banda, who is a seasoned facilitator with vast experience working with women, entrepreneurs, social enterprises, cooperatives and other community-led initiatives

The 2-day training had 14 learners with the aim of having the following results;

  • Gain clarity on the benefits of measuring your social impact
  • Develop a clear, logical theory of change
  • Find the best measurement technique for your organization
  • Communicate your impact meaningfully
  • Continually improve the difference you are making
  • Learn from the current best practice in impact measurement in South African and globally

The CCBC Administrative team and their volunteers participated. They were happy with the peer learning approach and were able to work through their purpose, a theory of change and other tools as a team and are confident that they will be able to better, map out, measure and maintain their impact for their members, partners and beneficiaries in the community.

 

Introduction to Leadership - Being the North Star

A look at a leadership program in the Northern Region of Malawi!

Mzuzu e-Hub is an entrepreneurship and innovation hub that supports youth-led start-up and early-stage businesses by linking them to a network of services for success.  Founded by the ever innovative Ms Wangiwe Joanna Kambuzi, a regional and national voice on youth and entrepreneurship, she is a youth manifesto champion for the Youth Decide campaign under Youth and Society and sits on the Executive Committee for the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs Africa Chapter and Commonwealth Businesswomen Malawi Chapter.

In support of young leaders, the Social Enterprise Academy partnered with Mzuzu eHub and held a one-day program - Introduction to Leadership, in September 2019. The learners were from Mzuzu E-Hub youth network and were facilitated by Upile Mpando, a young creative at heart.

The Malawi hub saw this as an opportunity to train youths within Mzuzu E-Hubs network who are at an early stage of their professional development looking for an introduction to leadership theory and how they can apply it in real life. The programs aim was the following;

  • Connect with others in their local area
  • Identify what it means to be a good leader
  • Explore leadership theories and apply to their reality
  • Reflect and review their strengths as a leader
  • Develop an action plan and next steps

It was a great and energetic session, that was mind-opening for the youth and led to a lot of great conversation and interaction facilitated by Agness Mpando Kalumo who is also youthful leader at the Malawi Hub coordinating the Social Enterprise Network, and British Council projects at the Academy.

 

Introduction to Leadership in Chichewa - The Language of Leadership

Exploring taking leadership to local grassroots leaders in communities

In 2019, Social Enterprise Academy Malawi embarked on a very exciting journey. The Academy held a one-day program of Introduction to Leadership in Chichewa (vernacular). The Academy partnered with Bible Faith Ministries in order to pilot this new venture. Karen Chinkwita Kumakanga, who is passionate about faith based leaders facilitated the program.

In the history of the Academy’s existence in Malawi, only one program(an Introduction to Social Enterprise) had been facilitated in Chichewa by Aggie Mpando and Barabara Banda. The Academy in Malawi is now exploring and standardizing the methodology of delivering in the local language. This was exciting for the Malawi hub because it emphasized on the inclusiveness and innovation desired.  As 80% of Malawian Leaders communicate in Chichewa and work in semi-urban and rural areas where in spite of the local area’s dialect, Chichewa is well spoken and understood being an official language in Malawi.

The outcomes expected from this program were following

  • Connect with others in your local area
  • Identify what it means to be a good leader
  • Explore leadership theories and apply to your reality
  • Reflect and review your strengths as a leader
  • Develop an action plan and next steps

After the success of the first Chichewa program, the Malawi hub held the same program with a different group of learners. Moving forward, the hub aims to translate other academy programs into vernacular in order to accommodate more learners.

The program helped leaders identify and appreciate the role others had taken in coaching and mentoring them. It helped then pinpoint leaders that they did not know were in their community such as wives and mothers. It helped the clergy strengthen coaching style of leadership as well as identify and enhance their leadership styles.

 

If you would like to run a programme like this in your organisation then please contact our Head of International nazia@socialenterprise.academy