THE Global Shapers Windhoek Hub recently hosted a youth engagement panel discussion to raise funds for a school for differently abled children.
The discussion was held under the theme: ‘Social enterprises and start-ups for youth employment and socio-economic development’, which took place at The Village in Windhoek on 9 May.
The Global Shapers Hub Windhoek managed to raise N$7 000 in ticket sales, Impact Tank Namibia matched the 140 ticket sales and doubled that amount to N$14 000.
Additionally, Ujombi Trading pledged N$2 000 towards the project.
Global Shapers is an initiative of the World Economic Forum, composed of young, dynamic individuals making an impact in their communities.
The hub unites young people willing to share their time and effort for social projects to enhance the lives of communities in and around Windhoek.
Speaking at the event, founder of Impact Tank Namibia Elzine Mushambi said investors want to see a track record.
“As an investor, when you come to me to prove that your idea is practical, I want to see that you’ve been in the trenches,” she said.
The non-profit organisation brought together industry experts, Yango country manager CJ Dumeni, Basecamp Business Incubator director Jesaya Hano-Oshike, and Old Mutual social responsibility consultant Mavis Elias.