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sustainable social enterprises,
created by local entrepreneurs
from low income countries, are the norm

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Tools for Social Impact

Tools for Social Impact

As part of our mission to support social enterprise, rise offers tools to social enterprises and conference organizers.

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Workshops

Workshops

Participating in rise’s in loco workshops in country is a wonderful way to be a part of creating a culture of social entrepreneurship.

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Fundraising

Fundraising

rise is a 100% self-funding non-profit which means that every dollar donated goes directly to our social entrepreneurship programs.

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Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help rise with planning and delivering our social enterprise training programs in sub-Saharan Africa.

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programs

in loco: Lesotho 2017-18

An Architecture & Construction Program

in loco: Lesotho is a residential program which will run from October 2017 to August 2018. A cohort of 20 recently graduated Basotho students from local Architecture and Construction Schools will participate for the duration of the program alongside ten international students who will join for specific ten-day workshops.

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God’s Love Centre

An Entrepreneurship & Work Skills Development Program

In 2017-18, rise will deliver a new building to the God’s Love Centre orphanage in Lesotho, Southern Africa using the in loco approach, a hands-on design and building experience, focused on knowledge exchange, capacity building, cooperation and development.

This, combined with entrepreneurship training, will enable the orphanage to become more self-sustaining by launching income generating activities.

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if you want to go
fast, go alone.
if you want to go
far, go together.

- African Proverb

rise in the city

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An Event
Inspiring Change

TBC | Fall, 2018

rise in the city is a unique event, featuring a competition and exhibit, created to catalyze social enterprises in Africa. A unique event where over 300 influencers in design and construction discover how architecture combined with social enterprise can solve poverty problems in Africa. Learn More >

news and media

Entrepreneurship in Lesotho – The Past, Present and Future

Entrepreneurship in Lesotho – The Past, Present and Future

Here is some fascinating reading from Dr Sean Maliehe (PhD), a postdoctoral research fellow in the Human Economy Programme, Centre for Advancement of Scholarship, University...

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Sustainable Urbanisation in Africa

Sustainable Urbanisation in Africa

A recent paper on Urbanisation in Africa by Cezary M Bednarski one of our architect mentors for rise in the city architecture competition for affordable urban housing...

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IN LOCO FELLOWS BLOG SERIES #8: 8 months of my life – Four roles in which I rose to the occasion

IN LOCO FELLOWS BLOG SERIES #8: 8 months of my life – Four roles in which I rose to the occasion

August 2017: I had just received a call from the Head of Programs from my former beloved school Lerotholi Polytechnic asking me to apply for...

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IN LOCO FELLOWS BLOG SERIES #7: The fellowship has transformed the way I see myself

IN LOCO FELLOWS BLOG SERIES #7: The fellowship has transformed the way I see myself

Before I joined the fellowship, I had a secret fear that I’m not fit enough to be a professional architect and building contractor. For that...

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