SiyaZakhela Digital Business Literacy & Life Skills Course

SIYAZAKHELA BUSINESS LITERACY COURSE

Siyazakhela allows entrepreneurs to create their own economic transformation by equipping them with the basic, necessary skills in foundation level business, entrepreneurship and life skills training. In doing so, we open up employment opportunities in South African townships, drive business literacy and contribute towards a thriving township ecosystem.

This Course forms part of the “Incubation” Phase of our ED and ESD Program. Please refer to the Seeds of Change (SOC) Overview doc. regarding the details of the 3 Phases of our Program.

A Course Overview is as follows:

In terms of methodology – Siyazakhela is a multidisciplinary Course including  digital online modules/tasks to complete on the entrepreneurs’ Phone App. It is easy to operate and understand and it’s fun to engage with. It requires online completion of all modules and most importantly it provides reports and monitors the entrepreneurs progress. Printed workbooks, the online modules, and finally a self-written Business Plan all need to be completed in order to graduate.

Exit opportunities from the “Incubate” Phase are all dependant on the Entrepreneur and the level to which they aim to grow their business. The next 2 Phases of our Seeds of Change Program are “Consolidate” and “Accelerate”. Entrepreneurs graduating to these phases become suppliers to our funders. Guidance to access specific funding, support and mentorship is unlocked for them and it allows shared value and direct access to market.

CONTENTS ON THE MODULES

 Module one: Entrepreneurship

Projects & bonus tasks:

  1. How they started their business
  2. What it takes to be an entrepreneur
  3. The obstacle to entrepreneurship and how to overcome them

Module two: Know Yourself

Projects & bonus tasks:

  1. Strength and weaknesses
  2. Improvement
  3. Proud moments

Module three: Know Your Industry

Projects & bonus tasks

Module four: Identify Market Opportunity

Projects & bonus task

Module five: Innovation

 Projects & bonus task

Module six: customer service

Projects & bonus task

Module seven: Money Management 1

Project & bonus task:

Module eight: Money Management 2

Project & bonus task

Module nine: Stock Pricing

Project & bonus task

Module ten: Marketing

Project & bonus task

Module eleven: Smart Goals

Project & bonus task

Module twelve: Planning

Project & bonus task

Each module has digital online project tasks in the App and written tasks that entrepreneurs need to complete.

Over the years Seeds of Africa has seen tremendous growth and development in the entrepreneurs we’ve trained, strengthened by the wholistic support we’ve provided for them with our custom made mentorship, coaching and advisory services.

Combining our understanding of the entrepreneurs engagement and progress with a comprehensive annual impact study and bi-annual surveys that explore our entrepreneurs needs, challenges, suggestions and recommendations. These provide us with important quantitative and qualitative feedback that we use in directing our mentorship, coaching sessions and workshops.

All entrepreneurs attending our training have access to group and one on one personal development, finance, marketing and sales mentorship workshops, coaching sessions as well as business admin, legal and human resource advisory services.

When entrepreneurs require mentors in specific fields of business, National Mentorship Movement  has collaborated with Seeds of Africa to provide experienced  mentors with more specific business guidance.

The combination of training and Customised support is the key to unlocking not only our entrepreneurs’ individual strengths but also developing sustainable businesses that trigger job creation within the informal market.