The SYOB Programme, for young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years, challenges socio-economic problems stemming from youth restiveness, poverty and joblessness through the creation of an entrepreneurial mindset for business conceptualization and entrepreneurial skills for business start-up and growth.
Young people are steered towards starting small, being innovative and planning well. The SYOB Programme propagates successful business start-up, growth and sustainability strategies within existing financial, economic and political climates.Training Programme
The Start Your Own Business Training Programme is a 2 month course offered at the Lift Saxum Training Facility. It is held on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am to 12noon. It focuses on the development of key entrepreneurial skills through lectures, brainstorming sessions, interactive games, field exercises and tests.
Lift Saxum leverages on her committed volunteer facilitator base of trainers and established entrepreneurs to ensure a balanced training programme. The Youth are guided to prepare bankable business plans used to map their businesses source business start-up or expansion funds from private financiers, grants, business competitions and commercial lenders.