Organization Name: Reconstructed Living Lab

Focus Area: Adult Learners
Region: Africa
Sector: Non-Profit
Investment Year: 2013
Status: Alumni
RLabs is a South African and award-winning non-profit that was established in 2009 in Bridgetown, Cape Town. The main aim of RLabs is to create spaces where people can be impacted, empowered and transformed through HOPE, technology and innovation, training and economic opportunities. RLabs have since expanded its model in 23 countries across 5 continents impacting more than 12.5 million people through its work. To date more than 125,000 community members in Cape Town have directly accessed the RLabs skills training and economic empowerment programs.

Why We Invested

RLabs combination of vocational training and encouraging small business start-up and development results in a two-fold sector level impact, being both Education and Entrepreneurship. Through its replicable model, it is able to scale both its training programmes as well as its entrepreneurship initiatives to other community-models, government programmes, corporates, and cross-border.

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.
Martha Beck, Reconstructed Living Lab