Social Enterprises are business models set up to tackle social, economic or environmental issues. While they are driven primarily by social and/or environmental motives, they engage in trading or commercial activities to pursue these objectives and produce social and community gain. In other words, these are organizations that sell products or services for a profit. With this profit, they can have some social impact.
As a social intervention programme, TRWRP seeks not only to rehabilitate forests and watersheds but also to rehabilitate people. TRWRP’s theory of change is that we aspire to spawn social enterprises that are self-sustaining as a vehicle for socio-economic transformation.
Therefore, recruits into the program are expected to participate in monitored training and self-development. Entrepreneurial ambitions will be encouraged and incentivised. Some activities/ideas for engaging recruits in training include (but are not limited to):
- Financial literacy and Small Business Management
- Principles of agroforestry, crop production, environmental protection
- Plant propagation and Shade house management
- Bamboo harvesting and trading
- Tour guiding
- Trail-making and maintenance