Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa
Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) is a life-changing experience, where students help historically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships around beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. This special program is open to upper level undergraduate and graduate students regardless of major. Key requirements are a strong work ethic, emotional maturity, creative problem-solving ability and a desire to make a difference. Coached by three faculty members, students work with South African students on consulting teams assisting small businesses over six weeks to help make the ventures sustainable. Their ventures range from catering and arts & crafts businesses to community newspapers and small construction companies. A great experience to add to your résumé as well as a once in a lifetime opportunity. EESA is a partnership between Oklahoma State University, the University of Colorado, Texas A&M University, the University of Florida, and the University of the Western Cape.
To learn more, visit the Riata Center's web page for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa.