Bay’s youngest business brains prepare for market day

2017-06-21 06:02
Collegiate Primary’s Pascal Malherbe (8) and Erica Primary’s Latifa Latunji (8) will be selling their products.            Photo:SUPPLIED

Collegiate Primary’s Pascal Malherbe (8) and Erica Primary’s Latifa Latunji (8) will be selling their products. Photo:SUPPLIED

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PORT Elizabeth’s youngest entrepreneurs are gearing up to sell the innovative products they have made through their own small businesses at a market day in Walmer Park on Saturday.

Fifty learners from nine different schools in the Nelson Mandela Bay poured their hearts into the various items which will be sold at the market. The group, who ranges in ages from 7 to 16, have been honing their business and financial skills in the national Young Entrepreneurs (YE) programme, which was introduced earlier this year. Their stalls will be set up near Walmer Park Shopping Centre’s cinemas from 10am to midday on Saturday.

“These days, a university degree is no longer a guarantee of a job, and while I still value a university education, I have seen too many graduates sitting without jobs. Kids today also need to consider entrepreneurship as a career,” said Ansulene Prinsloo, YE franchise holder.

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