The power of education extends beyond the development of skills needed for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.
Agile Capital’s deep commitment to the empowerment of others extends to developing projects that make a direct social impact. This is the mandate of the Agile Foundation, a non-profit organisation that is tasked with achieving real and practical redress in South Africa’s impoverished communities. The Foundation develops projects that facilitate opportunities to contribute to the needs that challenge South Africa.
In recognition of one of our founders, the late Londeka Shezi, CA(SA), the Foundation develops projects that facilitate opportunities to contribute to the needs that challenge South Africa. Ms Shezi was passionate about and dedicated to education and development and passionate about the development of women. She was instrumental in the formation of Agile Capital and we are proud to continue her mission of giving back to the communities we come from.
The purpose is to:
Through long term partnerships with Schwarzkopf and Henkel South Africa, the Agile Foundation participates in the Shaping Futures learnership program to teach disadvantaged young people the skills of hairdressing, beauty care and general life skills.
Its goals are to ensure that they can support themselves and change their lives and lives of their families.
Shaping Futures is an initiative by Shwarzkopf Professional and takes place in more than 25 countries around the world. In South Africa, Shaping Futures is a free 6-8 week hairdressing learnership program.
30 Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are selected after interviewing all the applicants.
International professional hairdressers from Europe volunteer their time for one week to come and teach the students the art of cutting Caucasian hair and each student receives a free hairdressing starter pack.
We believe that one cannot learn on an empty stomach, therefore during the course of the program, the students receive free breakfast and lunch.
Agile Foundation contributes with training on business skills and work readiness and provides motivational talks.