Social Enterprise Case Study: Divine Chocolate

This is a free Powerpoint presentation aimed at teachers focusing on business studies, enterprise or social enterprise. It showcases Divine Chocolate as an example of a successful social enterprise.

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The presentation has comprehensive speaking notes and takes between 30 and 40 minutes to deliver in full. There is one version aimed at Key Stage 3 (11-14 year olds) and one aimed at Key Stage 4 (14-16 year olds).

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You can also watch an excellent 15 minute GCSE Business Studies film about the Divine Chocolate business model that was originally made for Teachers TV:

Teachers interested in exploring more in-depth material on Divine Chocolate with their students could consider using this academic article about cocoa farmers in Ghana and the creation of Kuapa Kokoo and Divine Chocolate.

The students have found it fascinating how an organisation like Divine Chocolate can serve a local community in a developing country, whilst at the same time producing chocolate of such a high standard. They have tasted the real thing, produced an advert of their own and learnt all about the manufacturing process and inequalities which exist in normal supply chains. Students have embraced the issues and enjoyed using the case study of Divine Chocolate.
- Jamie Bird, secondary school teacher

Another business profile of Divine Chocolate designed for GCSE Business Studies is also now available for £47 from TV Choice Eduational Resources.

To mark Social Enterprise Day 2010 we asked Sophi Tranchell, Divine Chocolate's MD, to set a challenge for young people who are thinking about careers in business. Sophi asks 'can good business be good business?' in an interview on YouTube:

You can can also browse a snappy online version of the social enterprise presentation here. This one has no speaking notes.