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VODAFONE empowers learners

Posted by David Ngenda on Thu 28 July, 2016

Internet data provider VODAFONE Zambia has engaged 250 university and college students who will each be given a business opportunity to sale data with a two thousand Kwacha business loan financed through Ecobank Zambia.

The program dubbed 'Vodafone brand ambassador' has attracted students from seven universities and colleges in Lusaka and the Copperbelt.

Vodafone Zambia Chief Executive Officer, Las Stock says the program aims at encouraging youths to engage in business activities and help reduce the unemployment rate.

He said investing in young people who are the majority population group is one of the best ways to transform and grow Zambia’s economy.

And Ecobank Zambia Managing Director, Kola Adeleke said the bank is committed to empowering young people and giving them a business head start even before they graduate from college or university.

The 250 students are from the University of Zambia (UNZA), Evelyn Hone College, Zambia Centre of Accountancy Studies (ZCAS), the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), the Copperbelt University (CBU) and the Zambia Institute of Business Studies and Industrial Practice (ZIBSIP).

One of the beneficiaries, Jesper Mporokoso, advised other students to take the scheme seriously and use it to better their lives during and after tertiary training. - (ZNBC)

 

 

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