Just under a year ago we had a meeting with Sam Grace from Torquay Library to discuss ‘popping-up’ with our equipment.
We’re now part of the School of Social Entrepreneurs Fellowship
We did it and what an amazing journey it was.
Last year saw me, Suzannah Jones, successfully being accepted on to the School of Social Entrepreneurs Plymouth Programme.
The practical course equips social entrepreneurs with the skills needed to make lasting change in the world we live in. To help our communities, to make a difference and to fill those social gaps that desperately need filling. Business experts and Successful Entrepreneurs shared their expertise with students on the course from the highs to the lows. Providing a real in depth insight into the trials and tribulations of running a social enterprise. We learnt about business planning, cash projections, social media and so much more.
I worked alongside like minded individuals who weren’t only supportive but truly inspirational. Sharing their entrepreneurial journeys together and celebrating each others achievements along the way which became an equally important part of the course.
In fact i have to wholeheartedly blame the SSE for giving me the confidence and the idea for the Sensory Cafe & Hub i now have in the planning stages. The School of Social Entrepreneurs Course itself was full of firsts for me. I traveled to new places, met new people, pitched my idea in front of a panel.
The Biggest First!
The biggest first though was my Graduation. I stood up in front of a room full of people, most i didn’t know and presented Sense Abilities too them. A 3 minute pitch that i had created, to tell my story and that of my social enterprise and i did it! I stood up, if somewhat nervously and explained how the idea of Sense Abilities had come about.
It was largely thanks to my children that i am where i am now. I had an idea that grew and became a reality. The School of Social Entrepreneurs, my cohort and others i met in the last year played a huge part in that too.
I can never thank them enough. I’m looking forward to the exciting times ahead. I know it won’t all be easy and sometimes it will be downright hard but i have a passion for what i do and a determination to make ‘sensory accessible to all no matter what age or ability’.
To find out more about the School of Social Entrepreneurs you can visit their site HERE
To find out more about Sense Abilities then click HERE
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The Directors of Sense Abilities have recently met to discuss our Company Objects and as such we have proposed changes to these. We like to keep the community in which we operate involved as much as we can.