Young and old aspiring entrepreneurs from Modimolle received business training. Photo: Mzamane Ringane
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Upwards of 40 business-minded young people were offered training which would hopefully change their lives for the better, when the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) held a week-long programme at the Peter Nchabeleng Community Hall.
PRASA held the training programme in partnership with Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET), Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA) and the Department of Social Development.
The training started on Tuesday, 21 November, and was rounded off on Friday, 24 November, with participants receiving certificates.
The course covered, among other modules, paper collection and recycling, entrepreneurship and small business basics, and also writing a business plan.
One of the locals who underwent the training, Bontle Maake, said the programme has opened her eyes in many ways.
“Although I am in the recycling business, I have also acquired much in terms of starting and running any type of business. The next step is to transform what we have learned here into thriving businesses,” she said.
LEDET waste information system administrator, Phuti Mabotha, said the waste sector had room to create job opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs.
“Waste is created everyday, and that translates to another job opportunity for those who want work in the waste sector,” he said.
Prasa training officer, Joe Peu, said the locals who attended the programme showed hunger for success, but they needed support to succeed.
“There is no success that is going to be achieved in a short period of time. They need to be dedicated, have passion and they need to work harder for them to succeed,” he said.
8 days ago 07 December 2017