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It Makes CENCE to get involved

I am quite proud to share with you a report received from CENCE, our Social Investment initiative. The name CENCE is the acronym for “Consumer Education through National Collaborative Enablement”.

Cence, in partnership with MTN, have successfully completed 4 phases of the MTN/Kgwebo Ya Batsha Competition, which ran during the course of 2012:

  • The Department of Education in all four provinces supported and participated in the project;
  • A total of 98 educators attended training on implementation of the Entrepreneurial awareness and proficiency programme (aligned to curriculum requirements) as part of the Economic and Management Sciences/ Business Skills curricula in schools;
  • 52 schools were registered;
  • 2,000 students participated in the inter schools;
  • 574 students participated in the provincial market days; and
  • 13 students were selected to participate in the National Event in Johannesburg from 24 to 26 October 2012

The aim of the competition was to develop and refine the entrepreneurial skills of the youth of the rural districts of Limpopo, Free State, North West and Mpumalanga. Each participant had to make something to sell. Entries included beading, bags from recycled material and artwork such as paintings.

They had to demonstrate the production process, and how they planned to sell their products. They were then judged on the products and their marketing skills.

The National Winner for the Secondary School Division was Tshidiso Botsane, a 16-year old from the rural district Manyatseng, in the Free State. He also won the Provincial Division for the Free State in the Secondary School Division.

Tshidiso was, naturally, very emotional and overwhelmed with joy when he was appointed the MTN/Kgwebo Ya Batsha National Competition Winner for 2012.

CENCE, in samewerking met Agri-EXPO, het ook onlangs ‘n “Suiwel Entrepreneurskap” dag by Sandringham aangebied, waar Graad 10-leerders die geleentheid gebied is om ‘n lewensvatbare suiwelbesigheid op die been te bring.

Kliek hier vir meer besonderhede oor die geleentheid.

We are proud of what our colleagues are achieving in creating a culture of enablement, rather than despair.

The CENCE website can be accessed here.

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