WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE DO
POPUP learners with entrepreneurial ability are identified for Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) after the successful completion of a skills programme. Enabled by sponsorships from individuals and the corporate world, such learners embark on a journey of a formal Enterprise Development programme, supported by an extensive coaching and mentoring programme.
The new enterprise is registered, a bank account is opened and the necessary
B-BBEE certificates or exemption documentation is actioned to legally establish the business. The entrepreneur is also equipped with a start-up kit of either equipment or tools, necessary to start their business.
An ESD learner enters into an incubation phase (onsite and/or off-site), whereby products are produced or services rendered under the watchful eye of a skills-specific mentor. This process ensures that certain quality standards are met and entrepreneurial capabilities are entrenched. POPUP also endeavours to create opportunities for ESD learners where their products can be sold or services rendered, thus enabling them to successfully participate in the economy, whilst gaining confidence as a newly established entrepreneur.
Not only does this key area of Enterprise and Supplier Development enable sustainability for learners, but also extends to self-sufficiency for such learners, their families and immediate community.
Corporate sponsors benefit from a B-BBEE point of view, specifically with regards to Enterprise and Supplier Development. POPUP is also in a position to advise corporates on how to increase their B-BBEE scorecard rating or manage existing Enterprise and Supplier Development initiatives. POPUP furthermore adds value to corporate and individual stakeholders by means of a variety of entrepreneurial projects inclusive of, but not limited to corporate catering, corporate gifts, home-made and hand-crafted items, which can be viewed on request or at one of the quarterly POPUP market days.
Salvokop Centre (Head Office)
Phone: +27 12-003-2008
Phone: +27 81-283-4400
“I was always telling myself that I was living ok even though it was not true. But now I feel like a new person. The Foundation for Life programme helped me with so much knowledge, and it opened my mind and eyes that I now think I was totally blind in the past. My life is totally not the same as when I first came here. Everyone must know and experience what I have come to experience and know. Thanks for the knowledge and truth and please it must never end, because I wish to see my brothers and sisters around the world feeling the way I do.”
“I lived a life of sin every day of my life. I drank heavily, smoked dagga and had sex almost every day. I was filled with anger and hated myself, because I never knew my biological father. Nothing mattered to me anymore and I felt that life owed me. During this programme I experienced a lot of love and I managed to change my attitude towards others. I learned that in life it’s the little things that count. I learned to work with a different cultures. I also learned to forgive other people regardless of what they done to me. I also learned that God is always there for us and we just need to find Him, for we are His children and He is our spiritual Father. For me, it meant that I should go out there and touch as many people’s lives as possible in life. I am now revived with everything I have learned here.”
“I lived my life without direction. I was with friends who had a bad influence on me and we smoked weed and drank alcohol. We used drugs to keep us awake all night. I didn’t know anything about God. I was in the dark and never attended church. This programme really changed my life. I feel like I found a family that loves me. I was open to talk to people that I met during this period of time. Now I know myself and what I want for the future. I know my purpose in life and I will make use of all the information and put it into practice. I will make the choices that determines who I want to be in my future. I wish I’ve been here a long time ago, but I still thank God for the gifts that I got from this programme, for it really changed my life and my future.”
“Growing up as a child was difficult for me, as both my parents were alcoholics, and my dad would beat up my mother and sometimes kick us out. POPUP has taught me about God’s unconditional love and approval, as He alone has my best interest at heart. He alone is able to fill any void and He alone goes through everything I go through with me. I am able, for my God will strengthen me. I have stopped feeling that sex is a part of a relationship, because now I know that it is a part of marriage. I will not let anyone make me think I am worthless. I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me. My family has actually started praying with me daily.”
“I was a young man who thought that no one cared about me, not my family, no one. I started seeking their attention by drinking, sleeping around, and blaming everyone for my mistakes. I thought that the world owed me, but also felt that it was better without me, so I tried running away and committing suicide. During this programme, I learnt to be myself and to understand my purpose. I am not just someone who came to be a nobody, but to be in God’s likeness. I have a daughter whom I couldn’t take care of and I have not been there for her. After this programme I learnt that I need to be responsible and take care of my child. I must be a father who will love and protect his wife and kids. Everything that happened in my life had a purpose and it was a way to help me, strengthen me and change me to become a better man. I feel enlightened after this programme, because of the truth I have received and the knowledge I was given. I have decided to be a better man who fears God and will follow God’s ways, a man who will lead his family and friends to the truth.”