The duration of the project varies in relation to the number of Business Services students requiring placement.
Our previous enterprise projects include:
The programs typically run from 5-8 weeks (dependent on need) with 8-12 students attending per week. Partner charity organisations to date have been The Salvation Army and Vinnies.
Other ideas for future programs include:
- winter woollies (socks, scarfs, beanies)
- school supplies (pens, pencil cases, notebooks etc),
- pet food drives (people in need often have pets as companions but struggle to feed them).
Once the concept is identified with the partner charity the program is formulated around that need. A social enterprise is set up by the students who carry out all necessary activities for fundraising towards a set target under the guidance of an MWLP appointed supervising coordinator.