Social Entrepreneurs

Client
RSA Insurance Group/School for Social Entrepreneurs

Overview:

Amanda Henry and Adeola Osunbade are social entrepreneurs making a tangible impact in their communities: Amanda offers local families roller skating lessons as a way for them to come together, pick up new skills and keep fit in a fun way; Adeola helps people facing multiple barriers to thrive by providing innovative coaching services.

Both social entrepreneurs were supported through the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and matched with business mentors from RSA Insurance. Our short film captures the mutual benefits of corporates partnering with social enterprises.

For myself and the other mentors the challenge is applying the experience and the skills we have to something so different - I think it’s really refreshing.”
-Kathryn Allan, HR Business Partner at RSA

Aims:

SSE empowers people to create social change by providing courses to help individuals start, sustain, and scale their social enterprises. Partnering with corporates such as RSA is one of the myriad ways the school supports its students. RSA commissioned See Change Films to produce a film to showcase their special partnership with SSE and highlight how rewarding and beneficial mentoring can be for both the mentee and mentor. Mentors support social entrepreneurs around areas such as business planning and strategy and get the chance to apply their skills in new areas and broaden their expertise, while simultaneously helping to create significant social change.

“Working with See Change Films was a real collaboration - they came up with the format, made a great film, and had a really nice connection with all the social entrepreneurs and our volunteers featured in the film.”
-Natalie Tickle, Charity and Community Manager at RSA Insurance Group

Impact:

  • RSA released the finished film internally and externally
  • The film has been shared via various external groups to inform them about the benefits of working with SSE
  • It is being used internally to encourage more people from RSA to get involved in mentoring.
  • It is featured on the RSA website.
  • It has been used as a part of the company’s corporate responsibility report.