Business Development Services/Out Of School Program

The Business Development Services department focuses on capacity building of out of school youth, which involves entrepreneurship training, mentorship and coaching and business support services.

Click here to download the Out of School Youth (OOSY) Application form.

Project Goal

To create business opportunities and reduce unemployment rate among out of school youth in Swaziland.

Objectives

Young people enrolling in the program go through a comprehensive training starting with a three-day BootCamp which focuses on idea generation, to a five-week business management training where they develop the business idea into a viable business plan. Thereafter, they go through a six months mentorship program with experienced entrepreneurs who hand-hold them to turn their business plans into reality and also assist them with resource mobilization skills. Upon graduation from the program, the young entrepreneurs receive on-going business advisory and coaching support for a period of three years to assist them during the challenging early years of business start-up.

Current Projects

Currently JA Swaziland is implementing three projects targeting different youth groups.