At Oribi, we recently had the incredible opportunity to host esteemed sponsors who have not only supported our values and mission but have also played a pivotal role in propelling our initiatives forward. The French Development Agency (AFD), Denibam - AnBer Foundation, and DCI Monaco Cooperation have been instrumental in our journey, and we reflect on their significant influence with profound gratitude.
Our relationship with these esteemed institutions began with the Afrique Pulse project, a transformative three-year program that provided essential resources and financial backing for Oribi's various initiatives. Throughout this period, their unwavering commitment to our shared vision fueled remarkable progress. Afrique Pulse empowered us to extend our reach, enhance our programs, and thereby make a more substantial and enduring impact within our communities.
As we embark on our next exciting chapter with the REACH project spanning from 2023 to 2026, we are thrilled to announce that AFD, Denibam - AnBer Foundation, and DCI Monaco Cooperation continue to stand by our side. This ongoing collaboration reaffirms their trust in our organization's potential to drive meaningful change.
Through these invaluable partnerships, we are actively participating in the REACH initiative, co-founded by Pulse (France), Jogjef (Senegal), and Oribi (South Africa). This project is dedicated to democratizing social entrepreneurship, with a core mission of empowering women and youth in marginalized areas, specifically in the Western Cape & Gauteng, to access socio-economic opportunities through impactful entrepreneurship. The REACH project will amplify our efforts, touching the lives of countless more individuals.
A recent highlight was the visit by the AFD Head of Unit for the Financial and Social Sector for southern Africa and representatives from DCI Monaco. This visit served as a poignant reminder of the enduring support we receive and the significance of our relationships with our stakeholders. Through these alliances, we've fostered economic development, enhanced social well-being, and championed sustainable practices through impact entrepreneurship.
We are profoundly honored to collaborate with partners who share Oribi’s values, unwavering commitment to positive change, and a profound dedication to making the world a better place.
Looking forward, we are both
excited and inspired by the myriad opportunities that the REACH project presents. Together with AFD, Denibam - AnBer Foundation, DCI Monaco Cooperation, Pulse, and Jogjef, we remain steadfastly committed to creating a positive impact through Social Entrepreneurship. This collaboration stands as a testament to what can be achieved when like-minded organizations unite to tackle the most pressing issues in our communities.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors for their consistent support and unwavering belief in Oribi's mission. Together, we are indeed making a tangible difference!