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Graduates of the military style boot camp organised by the Department of Youth and the army (BDF) have told The Monitor they have been assured of funding for their business ventures.

The Monitor team gate-crashed a party hosted by the graduates of the bootcamp in Gaborone recently, where they narrated how they have an upper hand over those who did not go through the training. The youth who met at a Gaborone house to celebrate their recent return from the bootcamp said they have been told they will be given 10 chances in a year to succeed in their applications for funding.

In contrast, other youth who did not undergo the bootcamp will no have the luxury of trying again and again. The bootcamp youth view this assurance as proof that they will be given priority over their peers.

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