Stanbic Bank Celebrates Youth as Future Engine of Botswana’s Growth

Stanbic Bank Botswana is steadfast in its efforts to help young professionals move further forward in their career aspirations. The Bank today announced their sponsorship of this year’s Youth Alive Seminar, an annual interactive engagement that brings together industry experts and aspiring youth. The platform, which works to share insight and learnings and promote constructive dialogue, will be held on the 27th of April 2018 at Ba Isago University.

Said Stanbic Bank Botswana’s Head of Marketing, Ms. Stephanie Stoneham, “As Stanbic Bank Botswana, we see it as a privilege to offer support to this initiative. It is a great platform for Botswana’s future leaders to engage with and learn from established corporate leaders such as Vusi Thembakwayo. In emerging markets, crowd funding has played an important role in fueling growth, adding jobs and building communities. Youth Alive Seminar is spot on in choosing to unpack such a subject and we look forward to this interactive and insightful platform.”

With keynote speakers such as South African entrepreneur, Vusi Thembakwayo and Stanbic Bank Botswana’s Head of Products, Wabo Mosate, the event looks set to be truly captivating. The theme for this year’s seminar is “Unlocking opportunities conferred in crowd-funding; the mantra key to creating awareness and alternatives to acquiring and/or investing funds.”

Said Bakang Keitumetse, Programme organizer of the Youth Alive Seminar 2018, “We are excited to bring this truly exciting, and indeed meaningful programme to Batswana, who have a clear appetite for ambition, success and an insatiable desire to grow. With key partners on board such as Stanbic Bank Botswana, we are able to make this a truly rewarding opportunity for those in attendance.”

Youth Alive Foundation is an entrepreneurship and professional development NGO formed to promote and cultivate the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the youth. This is through programmes that enable for a variety of interactive seminars, mentorship programmes and business stimulating activities. the Youth Alive Seminar is but one example of this.

“We see youth as the future engine of Botswana’s growth, and we want to help enable this growth readily. It is our responsibility to extend ourselves beyond just banking: we must add value by providing exposure, information and our expertise to our communities to foster an environment that facilitates their growth and success,” concluded Ms. Stoneham.