With the dual training system, we have about 60% of the students getting employed directly in the course they had studied. Another 20% indirectly because they have a skill here and there while the remaining 20% start small businesses. They engage in welding, fabrication, automotive repairs, and body works. The youth love cars so when they are able to pimp up a car, they are very happy with that. They also engage in electrical installation.
When Simba Corporation and Foundation came on board we thought it was best for them to partner with HELB who have in place structures that follow up the repayments because that helps the students to be responsible. Through this partnership about 2,000 students have had their lives dramatically changed by accessing these loans. He applauds HELB for having a revolving fund rather than just giving bursaries because it makes the students responsible, and it reduces the headache of looking for money and chasing the money for repayments.