Investing In The Youth!
IED is the training and mentorship partner to the KBL Kickstart Programme. Kickstart is a Youth Entrepreneurial Development Programme that was launched by Kgalagadi Breweries (Pty) Ltd (KBL) in 2004, aimed at youth who either want to start businesses or expand their existing ones.
IED developed a 2 week long experiential learning programme for fifty (50) Kickstart participants that prepared them to come up with a bankable business plan and pitch to a panel of judges. 15 ultimate winners were selected and will receive mentoring and ongoing support for a period of 12 months.
The programme is open to Batswana youth aged between 18 and 35. The 2019 kickstart will reserve sixty (60) percent of the funds for youthful females and forty (40) percent for males.
The programme mainly assists beneficiaries through purchasing fixed assets required for the business by giving grants which range from P10,000 up to P200,000.