The Paradigm Shift Program is a tool that connects business men and women within the church to micro-entrepreneurs in the surrounding communities. Using this approach, many entrepreneurs’ lives have been transformed across South Africa and beyond. Churches are at the centre of this program. They play a crucial role in breaking down socio-economic barriers, by engaging with disadvantaged communities in practical ways. Businesses have grown and widows and orphans have been supported.
All training is highly interactive and is designed to be comfortable for entrepreneurs with any level of education, including those who are illiterate and those who do not speak English as their first language. The learning happens through experiencing and practising various business skills. Therefore, no written assessments are required. Entrepreneurs who are literate are encouraged to fill out their Entrepreneur Workbook as much as possible during the course so they can review the learning at home.