Reader's Café Africa as a Social Enterprise
Social entrepreneurship is the process of pursuing innovative solutions to social problems. More specifically, social entrepreneurs adopt a mission to create and sustain social value. Reader's Café Africa also known as RCA seeks to provide solutions to the problems plaguing our literary space as a continent. There are literary works by Africans but they are so few. In fact, they do not effectively serve to represent a fair representation of our continent.
Rather than leaving Africa's literary societal needs to the government or business sectors on their own, RCA as a social enterprise is finding what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading societies to move in the direction of growing an African-based literary platform/hub, for Africa by African. Our schools' systems ought to benefit from this change in direction; the hope and aim is that in the near future, our literary curricula are populated with books written by Africans, for Africans about Africa. Further, we can only preserve the heritage of Africa if we write our own books. In light of this, RCA is:
- Providing a platform for African writers' contributions in writing;
- Providing a reading platform for Africans;
Sourcing writers across the continent, with the aim to have as many African countries represented as possible;
- Encouraging authentic, realistic, true-to the author writing;
- Encouraging youth to write;
- Outreaches in form of Reading and Writing Workshops to/in High Schools and Universities;
- Providing short, easy to understand English Lessons; and among others,
- Providing a platform for Language and Communication students to find both expression and practice.