About Us

#BetterTogether

Sparrows may be small, seemingly insignificant birds; but because of their strength in numbers strategy, they are able to survive famine, droughts and large predators. Sparrow Society is built on this principle of Ubuntu – that we are inextricably linked and when we work together, we can go from merely surviving, to THRIVING!

Working Together towards a more equal and unified society through skills development, job creation and enterprise development.

Moving away from the traditional relief and aid model and into a sustainable and holistic economic empowerment model, our focus is on creating dignifying and viable economic opportunities predominantly for women in a range of industries. Sparrow Society provides job skills & entrepreneurship training alongside ongoing business support. We also provide a central procurement and marketing hub that is able to manage large contracts, and ensure quality control and logistics to our global clients.
core objectives

Gender Based Violence is a reality that many women in South Africa face. It has been proven that when women are able to financially sustain themselves, they are less vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. By providing economic opportunities for women, we are restoring the power back into her hands to protect herself, provide for her family, and reach for a better future.

"We are not in the business of creating products. We are in the business of creating options - real options." - Kate Brim-Senekal, Founder & Managing Director

Skills Development

Having additional skills helps candidates stand out in a crowded job market. We offer training in:
★ Upskilling Sewing Skills
★ Barista Program & Coffee Sales
★ Work readiness & Entrepreneurship
★ Upskilling in Quality, Consistency & Reliability as well as customer care and communication.

Job Creation

We not only train in useable skills, but we work to procure and grow REAL & sustainable job opportunities.
★ Researching and procurement of real economic opportunities for our beneficiaries
★ Recruitment and providing training for beneficiaries to be successful in new job opportunity
★ Partnerships with International Brands

Enterprise Development

For candidates who have an entrepreneurship edge and are ready to take their business idea to the next level, they are invited to participate in our Creative Business Skills Course & Mentorship program where they learn:
★ Basic Business Skills:
★ Tax & Compliance
★ Branding & Marketing
★ Product Development, Pricing
★ Sales & Customer Service

our programs

our team

Xolelwa

Seamstress
Team Leader

Kate

Founder
Managing Director

Adelaide

SewBoss -
Manager & Trainer

Antoni

Seamster
Pattern Maker

Pretty

Barista
& Sales

Teresa

Partnerships
Manager

Lefuma

Barista
& Sales

Eva

Cutting Team
Leader

Kylin

PA
Team Leader

Precious

Production
Assistant

Mikayla

Production
Assistant

Mbuyi Diane

YES Girl
Content Creator

Ingrid

Systems -
Manager

Shannon

Production
Assistant

Aphelele

SewBoss
Driver

Janine

Production
Assistant

Leroy

Field Logistics
Coordinator

Aaniyah

Production
Assistant

Shireen

Packing
Manager

Wayne

Fundraising
Coordinator

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