Empowering Lesotho’s Future Entrepreneurs @ Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

Empowering Lesotho’s Future Entrepreneurs

3 July 2017

  • Empowering Lesotho’s Future Entrepreneurs
  • Empowering Lesotho’s Future Entrepreneurs
  • Empowering Lesotho’s Future Entrepreneurs
  • Empowering Lesotho’s Future Entrepreneurs
  • Empowering Lesotho’s Future Entrepreneurs
  • Empowering Lesotho’s Future Entrepreneurs
  • Empowering Lesotho’s Future Entrepreneurs

Limkokwing Lesotho successfully hosted Entrepreneurs Day on 19 May 2017 at the multipurpose hall on campus. The purpose of the event was to provide a platform for students and alumni to network with industry experts.

It also offered a hands-on learning and professional development opportunities with executives, who gave students tips to help them prepare for roles as actively engaged entrepreneurs.

Powered by Econet Telecom Lesotho, the Limkokwing Entrepreneurs day was attended by industry giants such as Standard Lesotho Bank, Lesotho Revenue Authority, Basotho Enterprise Development Cooperation (BEDCO), and The Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services.

Members of the Basotho entrepreneurial movements like the Nala Project, Bonono Merchants, Spetzos Pizza, and Wear Local Fridays were also in attendance.

Students and alumni from across faculties set up over 50 stalls and sold a wide array of products ranging from combo meals, jewellery, apparels, accessories, photography and videography services, catering and deco services to architectural and graphic design services.

Current students got a chance to mingle with alumni and learned firsthand on how the industry works.

During presentations, Standard Lesotho Bank taught students about different types of bank accounts, investment policies and loans offered to small business owners. Lesotho Revenue Authority offered insight on types of taxes and how entrepreneurs can avoid legal punishments because of unpaid taxes.

Additionally, Econet Telecom Lesotho told the students about telephone services and Internet services that they offer, and their newly launched Kwesé Television. Lastly, The Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services gave a talk on health, different blood types and the theory behind blood transfusion, and also how students can be of benefit to the Lesotho Blood Bank.

Alumnus of the University Ts’epo Johane, a graduate from the Associate Degree in Fashion and Apparel Design, said he was pleased that Limkokwing University found it necessary to create a platform for its business minded community to exhibit their offerings, and network.

Johane is now a founder of Johanne Garments Manufacturers – a much recognised company in Lesotho that creates protective and corporate clothing.

Nthabiseng Mochochoko, alumna and founder of Madhouserain, expressed that she found likeminded people to partner with and venture into a more creative business.

Ladies Combo City, founded by eight students, sold out its combo meals within the first 3 hours of the event. This boosted their confidence as they realised that venturing into a business needs hard work and dedication.

A few other students expressed their gratitude to the University for having been given a platform to network with other business minded individuals.

As Lesotho’s most creative and innovative University, Limkokwing University prides itself in preparing its graduates to become successful leaders in the 21st century.

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