More than just a tasty treat, a scoop, cone or stick of Ola ice cream is also a way for many talented and driven young people to discover some deliciously exciting career opportunities. The I Am Ola global ice cream vendor programme provides training, equipment, products and licensing to thousands of long-term unemployed individuals and young people, giving them the chance to discover what it takes to become an ice cream vendor for themselves.
Every Ola trains local entrepreneurs
Ice cream can be more than just a summer fling—it can help build a happier, more inclusive world. Simply by enjoying your favourite Ola, you’re helping the I am Ola programme get thousands of long-term unemployed individuals and young people into a job.
I am Ola serves up amazing job opportunities
The programme has created 2,200 new jobs opportunities in SA
The programme works by either directly employing individuals—including long-term unemployed and refugees – or supporting them to start their own ice cream business. This way we’re able to create new sales channels, while having a positive social impact on people and communities. Thanks to your support, I am Ola has managed to get around 45,000 young or socially excluded people around the world into the delicious business of ice cream.
Melting employment barriers for 100,000 talented people globally by 2020
So, next time you treat yourself to your favourite frozen treat from our motley crew of ice cream products, you’re supporting a programme that will melt down employment barriers for over 100,000 talented and driven individuals by 2020.
It’s a journey we’re still on together, but if you keep enjoying the occasional ice cream, we can help the world become that little bit more joyful and inclusive.
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