P2.3 million grants for young entrepreneurs

One of the winners Tsholofelo Poppie Tsie. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
One of the winners Tsholofelo Poppie Tsie. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Kgalagadi Beverage Trust (KBT)’s youth empowerement initiative, the KickStart programme, on Thursday night distributed P2, 355,143 in grants to 13 youth businesses at a glittering ceremony held at the GICC. fulawards ceremony that was held in Gaborone last Thursday.

Kickstart is a youth entrepreneurial programme aimed at supporting youth that want to either start-up or expand their existing businesses. It is executed in such a way that it covers related elements of budget setting, panel reviews, training and mentoring.

Now in its 11th year, Kickstart continues to provide financial and mentoring support to winning business ideas in the form of grants, business training and mentorship.  The grants range from P10, 000 to P250, 000, and mentorship takes place for a period of 12 months.

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