Young Entrepreneur Foundation offers financial literacy and enterprise programmes to children from previously disadvantages communities.
The programme, which relies on donor funds from corporate and government entities - targets children as young as seven to foster valuable entrepreneurial skills.
When you are 7 years old - believe it or not - you can learn how to start and run your own micro-enterprise. You can also learn financial literacy.— Zuki Mzozoyana, Young Entrepreneur Foundation
702/Cape Talk's Eusebius McKaiser spoke to head of the foundation, Zuki Mzozoyana, about her determination to play a part in developing tomorrow's leaders.
The age-specific programmes are categorised as follows:
- Minipreneurs (between ages 7 to 8)
- On-Your-Marks (between ages 9 to 12)
- BizKids (between ages 13 to 15)
The programme has added a category suitable to Grade 12 learners in the form of a workplace readiness placement component.
You teach them there's only four things you can do with your money - you can spend it, you have save it, you can invest it or you can share it.— Zuki Mzozoyana, Young Entrepreneur Foundation