ORANJEMUND - The Southern Youth Entrepreneurs (SYE) in collaboration with Oranjemund Town Council and the constituency office is to host a fundraising gala dinner to be attended by the Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni.
This is this Saturday and the main aim is the marketing of Oranjemund as a new destination for business investment, sports, leisure and tourism. SYE organising committee chairperson, Thomas Mununga, states however that the youth are keen to further raise funds to establish a children’s care centre in one of the disadvantaged communities, the Baghdad informal settlement in the town.
Mununga adds that the SYE is a group of youth based in Oranjemund with a common goal of empowering the youth through the Harambee Prosperity Plan by creating a platform of sharing business ideas and resources to reach a common goal. These youth have projects like Desoran Chem (Pty) Ltd, Southern Youth Fishing Corporation (Pty) Ltd, Namibia Fresh Agricultural project and next one is the Generation Children Care Centre.
The main aim is to promote youth empowering activities, and educate youth entrepreneurs with the right knowledge and skills to become successful entrepreneurs. Also to make significant contributions in the local economy and empower the have-nots, which will alleviate poverty in most disadvantaged communities, in accordance with the Harambee plan.
One of the visions is to participate in local and national economic empowerment activities to create job opportunities and curb youth unemployment, and to progressively contribute to Vision 2030. The SYE was established as a non-profit organisation to support local programmes and facilitate access to resources by the youth for their empowerment activities and to create an entrepreneurial culture.
The children’s centre will provide services to help curb unemployment by providing training services in computer studies, driving lessons, basic firefighting skills and basic health and safety practices.
Mununga applauds sponsors of the upcoming event like the Oranjemund Town Council, ADENCO Namibia Contractions (Pty) Ltd, Rent-a–Drum (Pty) Ltd, Frontier Multi-Industries, Namdeb Diamond Corporation (Pty) Ltd, and CENORED (Pty) Ltd. He further appeals to other organisations for sponsorship to make the event successful. Some governors are expected to attend the event.