Soweto Business Hub is the brainchild of Bruno Pauly, chairperson of the Rainbow Children Trust (RBC).
Founded in 2001, RBC’s main aim is to raise funds – mainly from overseas – to support grassroot-level non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and empower them financially through training (bookkeeping, the non-profit organisation (NPO) registration process, etc.).
The RBC’s mission is to serve as a funding vehicle for projects that aim to alleviate poverty and provide quality education and healthcare to children and the youth.
Apart from the smaller NPOs that are supported, the main projects that are funded currently are:
Challenges with the learnership groups led to the idea of creating a business centre:
Soweto Business Hub addresses these challenges by offering a dynamic space where a community of young entrepreneurs and small business owners can prosper.
Chairperson of Rainbow Children Trust, a non-for profit organisation raising funds in Europe and benefitting small grass root organisations in South Africa Medical Doctor, Diabetologist, passion: to help children, youth, young adults from disadvantaged communities to empower themselves to improve their lives.
Projects involved in: Learning Centre for 500 children, age 3 to grade 3 (Lerato Educational Centre), school support programs, Learnership programs, bursaries