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IIP-Lonely Road Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Entrepreneurship, Field Work, Research
Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior Time Away: Summer
Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
Lonely Road Foundation
Lonely Road Foundation is a not-for-profit sitting on the CSR arm of one of the biggest marketing company on the African continent, FCB. The Lonely Road Foundation is a South African development organization which aims to improve the lives of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC’s) in the rural community of Ga-Dikgale, Limpopo.
An integral part of their approach is the belief that each individual must be given the skills and tools required to provide for themselves. By enabling and equipping impoverished communities with education and the tools that allow them to solve their own problems, their organization aims to empower communities and partner in creating a sustained and progressive improvement. Lonely Road Foundation's mission is to build the capabilities of Drop-In Centres in the rural community of Ga-Dikgale so that they are capable of implementing and sustaining programs for securing happy and healthy childhoods for young children in their care. IIP interns will learn about how to empower rural community in a sustainable manner.

Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will work on one or more projects such as:
  • Business model for a pop up second-hand clothing shop or a Bakery: IIP interns will work within the community of Gadikale to develop a viable business model comprising a marketing plan and a local distribution strategy by doing research on what has been done in other rural communities with similar socio-economic profile and comparing with urban entrepreneurs with similar ventures, interviewing the entrepreneurs in the community, defining suitable business models for the entrepreneurs in the community and prototyping the model in the community (pilot model);
  • Early Childhood Development Center business model: IIP interns will assist the Lonely Road Foundation in creating a business plan (budget and activity plan) as well as a financial and gap analysis to understand how to make ECDCs sustainable and self-proficient, the interns will also help in calculating the minimum income necessary to break even and map out the regulations the ECD facility will need to meet according to the South African Government 
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in business development, communications and/or health are encouraged to apply.

Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.