At Paradigm Shift, we see volunteers from churches, business forums and other groups of business-minded believers as a key answer to helping solve spiritual and economic poverty in our world. Our full-time Paradigm Shift staff equips these volunteers to stop giving handouts, and start providing business training, biblical discipleship, microcredit and mentoring. This is called the Paradigm Shift Program.
Our current Paradigm Shift Programs are located across South Africa's major urban areas (34 locations in 2014). We are also piloting programs in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Magascar, Kenya and Northern India. We will be doubling our locations in 2014, so it's an exciting time of growth at Paradigm Shift!
As Paradigm Shift staff, we work together to launch new program locations, train and oversee our regional Master Trainers who in turn train the volunteer teams, provide program support and oversight for our partners, and do monitoring, evaluation and reporting for all the programs. Best of all, we get to see the lives of the poor changed with our own eyes.
We work partially in impoverished communities and partially in the office. We are a young (under 40), educated team, all highly passionate about what we do.See www.shiftingparadigms.org for more details.