Laptops for young company founders
Last year, Busch shipped 100 personal computers and monitors as well as 50 laptops to South Africa. They are donated to high schools and people who run social projects. Now, young company founders have received their own laptops.
The Rotary Club in Johannesburg held a competition for young entrepreneurs who started small businesses in their communities. Participants were 90 young people aged 18 to 25 who had previously taken part in a micro-scholarship program.
Through their businesses the finalists in this Rotary Youth Entrepreneurship Project (RYEP) are contributing to the development of their communities. They, for example, founded a media company, offer tutoring and homework support, developed a cashless payment system or operate a company for website design and social media.
Each of the finalists was additionally rewarded for his or her entrepreneurial spirit with a laptop donated by Busch. Andrew Connold from the Rotary Club in Johannesburg explains:
“For these youth with low incomes, living in environments where they are distant from shops and need public transport to get around, the computers are a significant asset and help in establishing their businesses through which they can offer services to the benefit of their communities.“