’Two Broke Teens’ Win Bizzkids

Jade Coury (14) and Cassandra Kroumlning (14) known together as 2 Broke Teens won the first prize of N$ 5 000 for themselves and another N$ 5 000 for their school, the Deutsche Houmlhere Privateschule (DHPS), in the Bank Windhoek BizzKids Competition.

The two young entrepreneurs impressed the judges with their business acumen and sales techniques at the Bank Windhoek Kidz Fair and Family Expo held over the weekend in Olympia. Despite their young age, 2 Broke Teens sold handmade Christmas and Birthday Cards, aent calendars for adults and children, gift boxes and gift vouchers. The runner-up award, with prize money of N$3 000, went to Shana Arendorf (9) and Tamzyn Arendorf (8) of St. Pauls College Magno World tem.. Magno World made handmade magnets of all different shapes and colours. Their stall was quite popular and they dedicated some of their profits to the ‘Saving the Rhino Project’.

The third place that won prize money of N$2 000 was of Tuapewa Kanime (12) and Twapewa-Ashihe Mungoba (12) known as The Beauty Spot from the Van Rhyn Primary School. Beauty Spot ran a mini-photo studio where they took photos of families and friends, a foot spa to relax and enjoy a foot massage and they also had a chocolate fountain, where you could dip in marshmallows and strawberries.

Marlize Horn, the Executive Officer: Group Marketing and Corporate Communication Services at Bank Windhoek, says choosing the top three winners was not an easy task, as all the BizzKids put in a lot of effort to provide the best quality products and services to their customers. “The judges were very impressed by the innovative Christmas idea of Jade Coury and Cassandra Kroumlning, who not only made and sold something very different from the rest of the finalists, but also had a fantastic sales pitch, which attracted many customers that bought their product,” says Marlize Horn.

The Bank Windhoek BizzKids Competition aims to promote entrepreneurship amongst the youth, and judging by the business ideas and passions displayed by the BizzKids finalists, Namibia have many future entrepreneurs in the making.

Caption: Marlize Horn, Executive Officer: Bank Windhoek Marketing and Corporate Communication Services and Mbo Luvindao, Manager: Sales and Credit at ESME Branch at Bank Windhoek handing over the first prize to this year’s Bank Windhoek BizzKids winners, Jade Coury (14) and Cassandra Kroumlning (14) from the Deutsche Houmlhere Privateschule (DHPS).

Source : New Era