ChocoLah was founded by Raudhah Nazran, founder and CEO of Accelerate Global, a social enterprise that empowers underprivileged youths with the skills and entrepreneurial abilities to help them sustain themselves.
Three weeks ago, she launched ChocoLah with the target of selling 1,000 'rainbow crunch' chocolate jars before Ramadan to help Accelerate Global raise funds to build a community centre for homeless youths and children. The end-goal is to keep these youths off the streets and safe from bullying, sexual violence and harassment.
"ChocoLah actually came out of my own deep frustration at having witnessed marginalised kids and youths getting bullied on the streets, and 'controlled' by external parties, even so far as by organisations," shares Nazran.
"I started ChocoLah with the aim of raising funds to build a community centre to house these marginalised kids and youths we often see on the streets. The community centre will not just be a learning space, but also a safe house for these kids and youths where they can sleep, eat, learn and play. I'm also looking to house their parents—big dreams, I know but I'm committed to making this happen," she adds.