Unique community organisation creating programmes that deliver impact.
Teakisi as a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) in England and Wales means our business success creates a social impact: more growth means more profit to reinvest into good causes, communities and the environment. Community Interest Companies demonstrate that business success and social impact are not mutually exclusive but can be mutually reinforcing.
Teakisi joining the CIC sector means that community benefit takes precedence over personal gain which in turn helps us to continue to grow year-on-year, and increase the ability to impact upon some of the most challenging issues facing societies today. Teakisi as a CIC means keeping us fixed on the social goal of making a difference. It means tackling difficult social challenges using an ethical, and profitable, business approach.
Teakisi stands out for several reasons, but what truly makes us special is that we are an organisation dedicated to the everyday African woman and our community.
African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence. – Wangari Maathai
Teakisi continues to evolve in more ways that one, with the aim of empowering African women and connecting with the wider community, we have set up outreach programmes including courses which boost technical skillsets of African women, local community and our global network – as we believe that digital education has a vital part to play in peoples personal and professional lives. We also organise social events that bring African women, members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic group, and the wider community together. With our outreach programs, we hopes to educate, connect, engage and build a community spirit. Presently, under the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, all our events are taking place online until further notice.
To challenge and change the perceptions of African girls and women in the world today.
- Sharing lived experiences
- Engagement with community
- Written materials