During early 2014, Valued Citizens Initiative launched iValue, an entrepreneurship programme that has been giving a group of learners from Kwena Molapo High School near Lanseria a foundation of business management and entrepreneurship. This programme is Strate’s flagship Corporate Social Investment initiative.
During 2015, learners used their newly-developed entrepreneurship and life skills to present their business plans, where the winning teams received a small amount of start-up capital to operate their businesses.
The programme continues to support the learners with corrective measures and interventions, such as fortnightly monitoring of the learners’ progress on communication, business plan implementation and accountability.
The iValue Entrepreneurship Programme has, so far, proven to engage our youth as young entrepreneurs building their confidence, exposing them to the world of work and developing their skills to run a business. A number of the winning teams are currently operating successful businesses.