Donation makes dream come true

2015-08-12 06:00
OVER THE MOON: Teboho Mollo, the owner of Weedoo Signs, shakes hands with Vusi Dlamini, the Dihlabeng youth development officer, after he received his equipment from the National Youth Development Agency (Nyda).
  Photo: 
Tladi Moloi

OVER THE MOON: Teboho Mollo, the owner of Weedoo Signs, shakes hands with Vusi Dlamini, the Dihlabeng youth development officer, after he received his equipment from the National Youth Development Agency (Nyda). Photo: Tladi Moloi

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BOHLOKONG. – Just when Teboho Mollo (23) was about to quit his printing company that he started last year in June, the National Youth Development Agency (Nyda) showed up to give him hope by donating R30 000 worth of printing equipment.

This came after Mollo applied for funding through Vusi Dlamini, the Dihlabeng youth development officer. His application was successful and he recently received his printing equipment.

Among the things he received for his business, Weedoo Signs, were a cap press, plate press, mug press, laminator, a printer, heat press and a vinyl cutter.

“I had already lost hope. Business was running very slow. I was thin-king of quitting and starting something that would make money for me,” he said.

Mollo said he had only been doing signs, because he did not have enough equipment to print other things.

However, that is now a thing of the past for the Bohlokong-based young entrepreneur.

Mollo said he was happy with what Nyda had done for him. “I am over the moon. This is just the beginning of good things to come. I am now going to work harder to reach my dream. I hope one day I will own a building in town and move out of the location,” he said.

Before he started his business, Mollo was working at a local company as a double-checker. He worked there for a year and then went on to open his own company.

He opened it after he got his diploma in Powerpack Signage. “I developed more of a love for it after I had gone to school to study,” he said.

He said he first started a business in town, but he had to relocate to the location because competition had been too fierce.

“I could not match any of the competitors because they had fully-equipped offices,” he said

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