Diva World Wide, a Social Purpose Organisation



Today our Communication and Social Impact Manager, Ana Barona explains what a Social Business is:

Social businesses or Social Enterprises are a cause-driven businesses. 

The main purpose is purely to achieve one or more social objectives through the operation of the organisation. The organisation aims cover all costs and make profit, at the same time achieve the social objective, such as, education for those ones in need, healthcare for the poor, housing for the poor, financial services for the poor, nutrition for malnourished children, providing safe drinking water, introducing renewable energy, etc. in a business way.

Social Business is considered a new category of business. While traditional charities strive for impact only and traditional businesses seek financial results first, social businesses strive for impact first. For social businesses the impact of the business lies on people or environment, rather than the profit made. Social businesses do not base their success on profit only. The objective of the company is to achieve social goals.

> Question: What’s the difference between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Businesses? 

The profit-making company socially responsible tries to do good to the people while conducting their business. But profit-making still remains their main goal. However, for Social Businesses the main goal is social and not profit-making.

> Question: Why is Diva World Wide a Social Enterprise?

Diva World Wide is co-owned by local Bangladeshis who are ultimately accountable and responsible to produce highly competitive digital designs within the international map of digital design. This means profits goes towards local workers who will benefit directly. We aim to create a long-term impact with lasting economic and social benefits.

> Question: What is DivaWW’s framework?

We guide our work on International Labour Organisation guidelines and Sustainable Development Goals developed by UN. Read more about DivaWW’s social mission here in our website: https://divaww.com/social-mission.php.

> Question: What are our plans for 2017-18?

We have started by designing a 6 months on-the-job training program for young women talents. Participants will immersive, learn and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively perform their job and continue their professional career within the digital industry at high competitive market.

A work-based learning opportunity of 6 months. These young women will get technical and life-skills in a real international business setting and a real work experience
on high demand skills worldwide.

The participants at the end of the program will…

– …create animated banner ads (HTML5), static banner, wallpaper banner, video intro. poster, brochure and more

– …get advanced level of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Flash CS/CC, Google Web Designer, HTML5 and CSS3

– …write clean and fast code

– …gain communication confidence to deal with clients and their feedback

– …learn to work in a inclusive work atmosphere

– …gain economic independency by having their own bank account

– …have meaningful work experience with a real income

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