Youth that participated
projects in profit
Funds invested in total
as trust based investment
Trust based investment
returned by students
Profit generated in
The changemaking activity ran for 2 weeks starting on the 26/04/22 and ending on the 10/05/22. A total of 21 youth groups participated. The age of the youth was between 14 and 18 and the total number of youths that participated was 63. Each group received a total of 15 USD as trust-based investment.
The rules of the changemaking activity were explained to each team and each member and they also signed their registration forms, which outlined the rules and expectations of the program. As per the rule, each group had to return the received funds if they managed to make a profit.
Handing out of trust based investment to some of the team leaders at Marikopo Secondary School.
19 teams managed to return their trust-based investments, out of which 10 teams managed to generate a profit and 9 teams that returned the funds without having generated a profit.
Considering the participants were school children, the percentage of those who managed to return the trust based funds was recommendable as this was our first trial in schools in Zimbabwe. Also, all the parents of the children were very excited and were 100% supportive of the challenge.
The team of Pelgreen Matipanagmisa shined throughout the two weeks and did better than many of the teams of those who are out of school.
The table shows the results of the team’s in terms of their revenue and profit as well as the number of people served.
|wdt_ID||Group leader||Number of team members||Funds received||Revenue made||Profit made||No of people served during length of activity||Activity|
|1||Pelgreen Matipangamisa||3||$15.00||$129.40||$91.40||47||Selling eggs|
|2||Kelly Chakahwata||3||$15.00||$13.80||$0.00||36||Selling biscuits|
|4||Choice Chawambutsa||3||$15.00||$18.00||$0.00||17||Selling vegetables|
|5||Sally Muchenje||3||$15.00||$10.00||$0.00||32||Selling sweet chocolates|
|7||Aminah Mutuda||3||$15.00||$56.00||$26.00||18||Selling fruits|
|8||Cecilia Chakahwata||3||$15.00||$18.00||$0.00||26||Selling bcuits|
|10||Prudence Zengeni||3||$15.00||$29.60||$6.60||56||Sweets and zapnacks|
|12||Ropafadzo Dzapata||3||$15.00||$31.50||$1.50||35||Selling maheu|
|13||Learnmore Majaya||3||$15.00||$30.00||$2.00||26||selling buble gums|
|14||Ruvarashe Kuanaka||3||$15.00||$34.00||$4.00||49||Selling fruits|
|15||Blessed Dzapata||3||$15.00||$34.00||$4.00||51||Selling freezits|
|16||Normater Chinyanga||3||$15.00||$35.00||$5.00||24||Selling maheu|
|17||Patience Chidziva||3||$15.00||$28.50||$0.00||41||Selling fruits|
|19||Portia Simukai||3||$15.00||$33.00||$4.90||27||Chocolate sweets|
The YES Challenge was a good lesson in terms of running a small business to the participants. The challenge also assisted in terms of school requirements such as stationary. I would recommend supporting more young school kids to improve their welfare and catch them young in terms of business training. I’d also recommend. to introduce small workshops about sexual health and The Work as part of the YES Challenge.
A challenge that was faced in facilitating the YES Challenge was that most of the teams had no smart phones which made it difficult to collect reports and easy communication.
This YES Challenge was conducted by Pride Mhlanga. He also created the above report.
Facilitator(s) and partners involved in making this YES Challenge possible…
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