Africa Youth Fund through its initiative LED2LEAD in collaboration with YENU supermarkets is set to profile 10 000 youth across the country.
This was revealed by the director of LED2LEAD Nkwato Chintu recently during the conference attended by young people at Francistown Civic Center.When speaking about the program the director of LED2LEAD youth empowerment program said that the scheme was registered in 2017 and since its inception they managed to train a huge number of entrepreneurs countrywide.
He said that their purpose of existence is business and entrepreneurship training.
Chintu said that when they offer training to the youth they identify partners that would join them to fund the beneficiaries so that business so that it can be successful.
He said that they are going to profile 10 000 young people country wide and build up an empowerment databank.“It is through the databank that we monitor and offer mentorship to our member so that at the end of five year their projects become successful,” he added.
He said that the registration fee is P50.00 so as to be part of their databank and cohort.Chintu further said that they have three strategic partners including Yenu supermarket which provides 60% of the inventory opportunities.He also spoke about other programs run by AYF such as the Self Employment Training Program (SETP) which is designed to move youth from government dependency to self-reliance.
Chintu said that the SETP gives a one year business mentorship program and as one sign up they are going to undergo SETP boot camp.“We are going to run booth camps across the country of interpretation, how to brand yourself and how to develop your business plan and how to source for funding all the way until the business is operating smoothly, “he said.He concluded that the booth camp take only 12 months.