Three more entrepreneurs get kiosks in Building Blocks programme
Three entrepreneurs now have kiosks from which to operate thanks to the Building Blocks Initiative.
The Division of Youth programme involves building kiosks for small business people, training them and then handing over the keys.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment Dwight Sutherland said the initiative was a way to create economic prosperity among ordinary Barbadians and urged the public to support the men and women when the second set of kiosks were handed over in Bonnetts, Britton’s Hill, St Michael today.
He also advised the trio to use their knowledge and skills to help train other youth and to use the initiative as a stepping stone.
However, Sutherland said the project would be affected by the national pause from February 3 – 17. He advised the entrepreneurs to use that time to plan how they would function in a COVID-19 environment.
Parliamentary representative Dr William Duguid, who also attended the handing-over ceremony, said the initiative was of significant benefit to Bonnetts and pledged his support to the entrepreneurs.
The three small business people are: Anderson “Levi” Knight, whose business Fruits, Herbs and Vegetable Wizard, focusses on healthy foods; Mario Smith, whose business Mario’s Farming will sell meats and seasonings and Leshan Sobers, whose business, Lady D’s Wholesale Rental and Retail will be a hair and nail station. She will also be selling beauty products and toiletries.
The first kiosks were handed over in Silver Hill, Christ Church.
The others will be handed over at Parkinson Field and The Ivy, both in St Michael at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively tomorrow. (CA)