Entrepreneurship is about applying practical, innovative and sustainable approaches to benefit society in general, with an emphasis on those who are vulnerable, marginalized and poor. Social entrepreneurship focus on transforming systems and practices that are the root causes of poverty, marginalization, environmental deterioration and accompanying loss of human dignity.

Key concepts are innovation, market orientation and systems change. Our work aims to create sustainable systems change by providing socio-economic empowerment to local communities through developing skills for income generating and learning opportunities.

Our programs and projects strive to empower local communities to reach their potential through education and entrepreneurship by supporting programs which help them to excel in chosen areas. Additionally, we work to provide entrepreneurs with career training, mentorship, capital and opportunity.

JLOF is intent on promoting Entrepreneurship through Education with a cultural and environmental awareness

Activities include:

  • Exploring funding options for inclusion and empowerment of women through different business training, support, investment and development projects loan fund.

  • Supporting the communities to establish a small nature-based tourism initiative through which they could deliver a great experience for visitors and in the meantime lead the tourism effort on their area, ensuring they manage and protect their natural resources and area through this effort, and enjoy the potential economic benefits of preserving and showing tourists the richness of their area and culture.

  • Establishing Learning and Skill Development Centres in selected rural communities to provide courses on enterprise development and also provides basic education and literacy skills and raise awareness of local communities which builds their capacities towards decision making and contribution in their households and lives.

  • Training and enhancing the ability of local communities and stakeholders to plan, budget, implement monitor and report on their activities.