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Market Profile: Real Ideas Organisation CIC

29 March 2011

Asah and Rehema, students of the Real Ideas Organisation's Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ) pilot.

Who we are: The Real Ideas Organisation is a pioneering community interest company (CIC) working with young people to make real change happen through social enterprise.

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What we offer: RIO provides customers with development services which support schools to innovate and improve, help young people change spaces, services and communities and find solutions for pre NEETs, NEETs and the unemployed. The services RIO offers and the young people it works with also trigger new ideas and opportunities to develop socially entrepreneurial approaches to business. Everything RIO does has economic, social and environmental goals - it invests all profits back into building its work with young people so they can design their future using their own ideas, energy and ability.
Who should contact us: Schools looking to procure improvement services from an ethical provider, local authorities looking for an experienced provider to run employment programmes, charities or third sector organisations looking for delivery partners and private businesses looking for an effective corporate social responsibility offer.
In practise: "Asah and Remema are students of the Real Ideas Organisation’s Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ) pilot, they’re starting their own ethical business in Uganda, making and selling clothes while mentoring other young girls to build self awareness and confidence. 
We think inspiring and training young people like this is a great idea, and we’re looking for organisations who feel the same. ‘Support the Idea’ of SEQ and you’ll be getting behind the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow; boosting your own business in the process.
It’s free, easy and will make a real difference to the Qualification’s development." 621 288