Strandfontein facility for social innovation MOOC

17 November 2016

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business has teamed up with social enterprise organisation Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs).

They are running a free online course, Becoming a Changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation, for people who want to become social entrepreneurs in their communities.

The course is presented online but, unlike most online programmes, it also has a classroom-based facility in Strandfontein, Cape Town.

“The Strandfontein venue is really a place where people can come to connect, to brainstorm ideas and do the course online,” says Marlon Parker, founder of RLabs and one of the convenors of the course.

Dr François Bonnici, Director of the Bertha Centre, says this format lessens the barrier of access as the content will be available offline and will be contextualised by local facilitators.

More of these cafés/campuses (part of their RLabsU initiative) are planned from Atlantis to Hanover Park.

Caption: Dr Warren Nilsson, Dr François Bonnici and Marlon Parker. Photo Supplied.

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