PfP Founder and SSA CEO becomes ambassador of social enterprise accreditation body

PfP’s very own Dr Louise van Rhyn was recently selected by the UK-based Social Enterprise Mark as one of five international ambassadors who will help to promote its accreditation for social enterprises.

Symphonia for South Africa (SSA), the organisation that delivers the award-winning PfP programme, is accredited by the Social Enterprise Mark, an international accreditation body which independently assesses the impact created by social enterprises. SSA is the only holder on the African continent of this Mark, which recognises the positive impact that SSA is having on the lives of South African schoolchildren through the PfP programme.

‘Symphonia for South Africa is proud to be the first social enterprise on the African continent to receive the Social Enterprise Mark and we have committed ourselves to encouraging other social enterprises to distinguish themselves by applying for the Mark,’ says Dr van Rhyn.

The team of ambassadors includes prominent social entrepreneurs Julie Hawker,Joint Chief Executive of the ethical IT business Cosmic, Miriam Rivas-Aguilar, Chief Operating Officer of the health and social care feedback platform Care Opinion and Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor of York St John University.  Like Dr van Rhyn, each of these leaders is striving to create positive social or environmental change through their organisations.

In June 2018, PfP was announced as winner of the Social Enterprise Mark’s Making a Mark competition which celebrates the impact that accredited social enterprises are having on their communities and wider society. PfP was the only competition finalist from outside of the UK.

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