“Bata is exposing the youth to a real-life business experience. Entrepreneurship drives the economy, creates jobs and accumulates wealth. The YBOD is fostering innovative thinkers, who challenge the norm and we are very impressed with the value the youth board of directors have added, hence we would like to nurture and empower them to accomplish their best even after their term as “board members” is over says Swastika Juggernath, Marketing Manager, Bata South Africa.
Young Entrepreneurs is a nationwide organisation, driven to close the gap between formal education systems, empowering and preparing children to be their own boss, have a millionaire mind set and be adaptable to the rapidly changing world of work, and business. This is achieved through a variety of age appropriate courses and programmes that tap into and maintain children’s energy and enthusiasm, and facilitate children ‘becoming the authors of their own destiny’.
Having tailored their existing Kidpreneurs entrepreneurship programme specifically for YBOD, all the members are involved in one online class. The course includes 15 manageable lessons, of 60 minutes a week, on business savvy topics like What do businesses do, setting business goals, identifying target markets, calculating profit
and marketing plans
“Our aim is to teach the YBOD vital entrepreneurial skills and help them start and grow their own micro-enterprises in a fun and experiential way. Through this experiential learning process, we will encourage entrepreneurial thinking, spark their entrepreneurial spirit and position entrepreneurship as an attractive career choice, especially in South Africa where we have a spiralling youth unemployment rate.” comments Gregory Chithrai, Young Entrepreneurs Durban North Franchisee.
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For further information please visit https://www.bata.co.za/bata-youth-board-of-directors/