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Pupils from the Bambino Secondary School pitch their business ideas in Berlin
Over the past two years, 30 pupils from the Bambino Secondary School in Lilongwe participated in the EU-funded FUTURE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS (FYE) project, which encourages young people to come up with business ideas of sustainable start-ups.
The two winning teams of the local competition travelled to Berlin in September. There, 14 teams from seven countries met for the ”PITCH PERFECT” final. One team from Malawi won the third place with their idea to establish the „Cedar Cultural Centre“. This Centre creates a platform for tourists to find out more about Malawian arts and culture, and artists are able to showcase their talent and art.
Adding to the excitement, the pupils met His Excellency, Mr. Michael B. Kamphambe Nkhoma, Ambassador of the Republic of Malawi in Germany, who graced the FYE final with his attendance.
The Bambino Secondary School is supported by the Goethe-Institut through the PASCH (Schools: Partners for the Future) network which promotes the worldwide learning of German as a foreign language. PASCH was launched in 2008 and is an initiative by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.