Bloemfontein Courant: Young Entrepreneurs at Nozala ready to learn

Source: Bloemfontein Courant

Young entrepreneurs at Nozala Intermediate School in Phahameng had their first introduction to the world of business as they started a year-long entrepreneurial, financial literacy skills programme last week. Bloemfontein Courant, with its sister companies OFM and Redstar, has partnered with Young Entrepreneurs (YE) to equip a group of Grade 1s and 2s for future business by helping them start and grow their own micro-enterprises in a fun and experimental way. Young Entrepreneurs teaches children, ages 7-15, vital entrepreneurial and financial literacy skills and helps them start and grow their own micro-enterprises in an exciting way. Programmes are designed to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and spark the entrepreneurial spirit in young people.
The YE Foundation is a non-profit entity, established with the objective of attracting donor funding and corporate sponsorship in order to offer entrepreneurship and financial literacy programmes to children from disadvantaged communities.
The belief is that youth unemployment, poverty alleviation and major socio-economic change can only be achieved if an entrepreneurial culture is established in South Africa. Therefore, children need to be exposed to entrepreneurship from a very early age and their natural entrepreneurial mindset needs to be nurtured.
Organisations like Bloemfontein Courant can play a major role in changing the lives of so many children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Together with YE we believe that we can inspire dreams and empower kids to become the authors of their own destiny.
Anyone who wants to find out more about the YE Foundation can contact Danie Jacobs at info@younge.co.za.