Innovation? Out-of the-box thinking? Pioneers? You bet!
We are the first organisation to have promoted Social Entrepreneurship in Cyprus. We started our promotional activities as far as 2008, followed by the first Conference on Social Entrepreneurship in 2010, before the finacial crisis hit Cyprus, and much before "social entrepreneurship" became the buzz word of today.
We are the creators of "Hub Nicosia," the first hub for social impact in the country, offering co-working and business support services to social entrepreneurs and small organisations with a social impact.
In a land of division, rising nationalism, racism and xenophobia, we are building bridges and opening minds. We are the first enterprise to use "community-mainstreaming," making our programmes available to both communities across the divide, engaging in their implementation both Greek and Turkish Cypriots
More than ten years ago, we designed and run the pioneering project "Social Skills and Healthier Self Esteem" (SHE) aiming to enable mature women to build healthier self esteem and discover their potential through their participation in social learning circles. Going against established assumptions of what education is, SHE was perhaps the first European project to recognise the importance of self-esteem in a person's life and incorporate it within an educational context. SHE introduced "social circles" as learning environments instead of the traditional classroom setting and gave emphasis on the need for human qualities of facilitators and trainers, rather than mere academic qualifications.
We are marking the territory of the business of the future - where more and more enterpises will be formed with primary social or environmental objectives. We are NOT a non-for-profit organisation, NOT a charity, NOT an NGO, NOT an association. We are an Enterprise, a Company.
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