COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AT SOUTHERN BUSINESS SCHOOL
From its inception in 1996, Southern Business School has dedicated itself to making a positive difference in Southern Africa. Southern Business School is fully committed to supporting community engagement initiatives which are sustainable and empowering.
Community engagement at Southern Business School is focused on one of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s), namely universal education. Therefore initiatives supported by Southern Business School should fall within the ambit of education.
In order to accomplish the ideal of making a positive difference in people’s lives, Southern Business School established a non-profit organisation as one of the primaryvehicles for community engagement. The NPO, named Iphandezomupilo educational foundation, meaning “roots of life”, has a vision and mission to facilitate people learning and leadership through sustainable interventions within the parameters of the MDG’s in an inclusive manner. Iphandezomupilo educational foundation is an independent entity working under the Southern Business School umbrella.
In an effort to engage with the community, Southern Business School believes that a mere philanthropic approach is not sufficient and have thus approached community engagement in three ways, namely financial support, general support for community development projects and volunteerism.