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Bizzkids competition to help learners hone their entrepreneurial skills

Bizzkids competition to help learners hone their entrepreneurial skills

The eighth annual BizzKids competition which is designed to help scholars realise their business ideas was recently launched at Beautiful Kidz in Katutura by Bank Windhoek

The entrepreneurial competition which helps scholars to sell and promote their own products was created for scholars between the ages of 8 and 18.

Jacquiline Pack, Executive Officer for Marketing and Corporate Communication Services at the Bank said that by creating opportunities for entrepreneurship such as the Bizzkids competition does not only benefit learners from all socio-economic backgrounds, but it also teaches kids to think outside the box and it nurtures unconventional talents and skills.

“It is important for Namibia to encourage entrepreneurship amongst the youth in order to inspire entrepreneurial values at a young age,” she added.

This year the competition will be divided into two different categories for scholars between the ages of 8 and 13 will compete with each other and scholars between the ages of 14 and 18 will be entered into a separate category.

Scholars are encouraged to enter the competition and win the opportunity to put their ideas and skill to the test at the Bizzkids Market scheduled to take place on 27 and 28 October at Maerua Mall Shopping Centre.

The competitions main objective is to educate the local youth about entrepreneurship and give the young entrepreneurs an opportunity to enter a competition whereby they can win one of 20 exhibition stands at the Market.

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Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.

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