Step Up 2 A Start Up is a youth entrepreneurship programme that aims to inspire and educate school-going learners about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and opportunities that exist therein.
This year, the programme focuses on climate change and provides youth with skills they need to thrive in both employment and business opportunities within the green economy sector.
The programme, called Step Up 2 A Green Start Up National Youth Green Entrepreneurship Programme, was officially launched with the premiere of entrepreneurship edutainment film, Karabo’s Kitchen, at the Ster-Kinekor cinema in Rosebank on Wednesday, 1 September.
The programme consists of four stages:
“Climate change is happening now, and progressing at an alarming rate. We need to take urgent action. A critical contributor to confronting the issue is a robust drive to educate South African youth on the dangers of climate change, as well as the new job and entrepreneurship opportunities available in the green economy,” Sweet says.