Residents Leading Regeneration

Residents Leading Regeneration
School for Social Entrepreneurs Fife
20.09.07 


The School for Social Entrepreneurs Fife – Scotland’s first established school, is currently recruiting for a new and innovative learning programme commencing mid October. The “Enterprising Solutions” course is a 6 months course targeted at Housing Association residents who have business ideas that could benefit their community. The pilot course will be based in Grangemouth and will be targeted at all housing associations within easy travelling distance eg. Falkirk,Stirling, Alloa and surrounding areas.


The programme is largely funded by Communities Scotland and offers a training allowance in addition to travelling and childcare expenses for participants eager to change their local community for the better. Projects of previous SSE students have ranged from developing an organic food outlet to recycling aluminium cans, from creating a multi media organisation engaging with a specific target group to establishing a community farm. At a national level, students have worked on projects ranging from after school care to text guides for the visually impaired, from women’s education in Africa to cross community sports clubs in North Belfast.


For the last five years, the SSE Fife based at BRAG Enterprises Ltd has offered learning programmes of action tailored learning to these characteristics.  Our programmes are built on learning by doing, an approach that emphasises experience, experimentation and personal needs; and our students have ranged in age from twenty to seventy; from twelve year’s unemployment to running a community organisation full-time.  There is no SSE student mould except for being open to learning and taking on new ideas.