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The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation –  Building Communities 

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s model sets out to develop a long-term pipeline of entrepreneurial talent. Through their innovative programmes since 2005 they’ve seen how talent explodes into success when identified early and intentionally developed. 

Their Fellowship programme provides students with the best opportunity to build the life they would want for themselves, their families and the broader community, by supporting their lifelong journey to create sustainable businesses that matters.

MYD sat with Hilya Eelu, Director of Programs at the African Pathfinder Leaders Initiative (APLI) who shares her journey with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation of how they gave her the necessary stepping stones in life and in her career. 

More about the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation: 

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation was created in 2005 as part of Dr. Allan Gray’s (the Founder’s) vision to make a sustainable, long-term contribution to Southern Africa by nurturing the emerging entrepreneurial potential from the region. The Foundation’s vision is therefore, to develop high impact entrepreneurs who will create sustainable businesses that shall contribute to a reduction in unemployment in the country.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation (Namibia), a registered Trust, was established in 2009 with the purpose of advancing broad-based economic empowerment in Namibia by providing comprehensive financial support to learners, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, who wish to become entrepreneurs. The Foundation gives them the appropriate exposure to tertiary education and/or training as well as providing entrepreneurial and leadership programmes. This is intended to prepare those who aspire and demonstrate ability to be high impact entrepreneurs.

For more information visit https://www.allangrayorbis.org

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