Eight years ago, under the umbrella of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), we began developing economic opportunities for communities across the country. This was done in partnership with business and higher education (universities/colleges) as a way of preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders to create a better world for everyone. SIFE students form teams that serve their communities by developing projects that take what they learn in their classrooms about business and use it to solve real world problems for real people.
Business executives support the program through corporate donations, personal contributions and the gift of their time. Their efforts help aspiring entrepreneurs, struggling business owners, low-income families and children experience success. Through SIFE, university students improve their communities and experience profound personal growth. As these young people assume leadership roles of significance and influence, they will be the key to leading more sustainable enterprises, building stronger communities and creating a world with greater opportunity for all of us. In 2009, the SIFE-Lesotho program was officially shut down but the spirit of helping people achieve their dreams through free enterprise education still lives on inside of those who gave out a helping hand to these communities. Former SIFE students (Alumni) and current students came together to form and register what is today called Student Entrepreneurial Community Hand (SECH), a home-grown organization that looks beyond entrepreneurship. This new organization further addresses HIV/AIDS challenges and Inspiring Children as leaders of tomorrow (under a new criteria) as well as the impact of human and business impact on the environment.
The corner stones of SECH's community projects will be:
• How businesses operate in a Free Market Economy
• Equipping communities with business and life skills (success skills)
• Ability to identify a need and develop and implement a business idea to satisfy that need
• Financial literacy
• Business Ethics
• Environmental Sustainability
• The gift of life
Mission By organizing a network of students at tertiary institutions, in collaboration with business and public sectors; give a helping hand, through education and training, to our communities in order to succeed in the global business environment and building financially stable and independent society.
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Location (Town, City, District or Region)
Postal Address (Main Contact)
Postal Address: Private Bag A51 Maseru 100 Lesotho