Entrepreneurship opportunity: Social Franchisee – Flourish

The first 1 000 days of life (from conception to a child’s second birthday) is a critical phase of human development that will shape a child’s future. That is why the campaign for zero-nutritional stunting, Grow Great, recently launched a national social franchise called Flourish which will offer antenatal and postnatal classes to new parents, providing them with information and support so that they can give their baby the best start in life.

Flourish is looking for passionate women, who want to make a difference in their communities to become Flourish franchisees. As a franchisee, you will have to host two 90 minute classes per week, with two groups of 10 moms each. The classes will run over 10 weeks. This is not a job that will pay a salary, but an entrepreneurial opportunity that will enable you to supplement your current income through the franchise’s low-fee structure.

This year we are piloting the antenatal classes in the following communities: Gauteng: Riverside, Soshanguve, Garankuwa, Mamelodi, Laudium, Kwa-Thema, Tsakane, Vosloorus, Katlehong, Alexandra, Yeoville, Johannesburg CBD, Clayville, Atteridgeville, Soweto, Thembisa, Diepsloot, Western Cape: Worcester, Khayelitsha, Limpopo: Mopane, Glen Cowie, Capricorn District, Polokwane, Sekhukhune, Mpumalanga: Nkomazi, Kanyamazane, Sibange, Siyabuswa, Eastern Cape: Mdantsane, Mqanduli, East London.

This opportunity might be for you if you:

  • Are a mother and/or a community activist with a passion for women and children;
  • Have strong interpersonal skills (you are relatable and non-judgemental);
  • Are innovative & entrepreneurial with good problem-solving skills;
  • Are living and working in one of the communities listed above (preferably);
  • Ideally living and working in one of the communities listed above;
  • Are fluent in English and another local language;
  • Have basic computer (email, internet browsing, social media) and administration skills (filling and reporting).

If you are interested in this opportunity, send an email with your CV to joinflourish@dgmt.co.za. Include your address and contact details as well as the contact details for three references. Make the subject line: Flourish franchisee. Please, also WhatsApp a one-minute video stating your name and surname, where you would like to run your classes, and why you are interested in this opportunity to 083 408 2809. If you cannot send this video please include a letter expressing your interest with your email.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm 27 July 2018.

The Grow Great Campaign is incubated by the DG Murray Trust (dgmt.co.za). It is a national campaign committed to helping babies and young children grow to their full potential.