Olafika is a structured mentorship programme designed to equip entrepreneurs with the necessary knowledge and skills needed for business success.
In partnership with the Namibia Diamond Trading Company, Konrad- Adenauer- Stiftung, African Leadership Institute, Ministry of Rural & Urban Development and Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & SME Development, the Mentorship Programme teaches, trains and mentors 150 Namibian entrepreneurs over a 6- month period. After a successful 2019 where 77 SMEs were mentored and received Level 4 entrepreneurship training, the programme had 2020 doubled the number of beneficiaries through virtual classes.
The Class of 2021 had face to face classes as a result focused to the urgent issues that businesses were facing, particularly as a result of Covid-19.
Olafika SME Development & Mentorship Programme 2022 class commenced with Agripreneurs, Techpreneurs, Health & Fitness entrepreneurs, emerging & growth ready Jewellers, women in business and people living with disabilities.
In 2023, Olafika will be recruiting 80 participants from the following categories, Artisans, Women & Men in business, Startup youth, People living with disabilities and Jewelers.
Olafika is seeking entrepreneurs who are hungry to make a difference because Entrepreneurship is the engine that fuel the growth of a country’s economy, stimulate the economy and contributes to the well-being of the community at large by creating jobs and other means of financial security.