10 months ago
Parents are involved in preparing food for pupils. Photos by Kopano Monaheng  ~ 

YES CLUB is one of the promising businesses owned by 60 pupils at Ekwazini High School in Mhluzi, Mpumalanga.

This food business was started four months ago and employs two parents.

The two mums work as cooks selling ice-cream, pop corn, hot dogs, waffles and soft drinks to the pupils.

But not only kids get fed. Every Saturday the parents sell food to the church members who attend their services at the school as well.

Argentina Mtau (17) and Zanele Simelane (19) are co-founders of the club.

Argentina said they make about R300 profit every day and are working hard to make more.

“Our workers share the kitchen with three other mothers who work for school’s feeding scheme,” said Argentina.

This year is her last at the school but she plans to start something similar at home.

“The food industry is booming everywhere. I learnt a lot from this business and once I start my own I will know what to do.”

The eatery was made possible by Eskom Development Foundation in February this year.

They were provincial winners of the 2017 Eskom Simama Ranta School Entrepreneurship Education Competition.

The Simama Ranta competition is open from 23 June this year. For more info go to: www.ewet.org.za/event/eskom-simama-ranta-2018/

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