Youth Development Project

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Project Overview –

BEDCO initiated the Youth Development Project to curb the unemployment rate of youth in Lesotho. The project also responds to pillar 1 of NSDP II: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth and Private Sector-led Job Creation. It focuses on entrepreneurship development of Basotho youth and start-ups through the two main workstreams: Access to Finance and Business Incubation

Objectives –

          - To facilitate access to formal financial services to youth.

          - To provide an array of business development services to youth owned businesses.

          - To establish sector specific incubators in textile and technology for youth.

Project Streams -

      

         - Business Plan Competitions 

          - Incubation and Mentorship

          - Business Idea Pitching