The Stakes Are High…



Wednesday 7-June

By Kgalalelo Gaobotse

The day started off with a trip to the Durban University of Technology where participants had to do their practice pitches. Two participants from each group had to pitch to the coordinators and the rest of the class for two (2) minutes each. Everyone was then given a chance to give comments on what the group can change to improve. After the pitches, participants were given a tour around the campus by a tour guide selected by the University. The tour included visiting one of the Thermodynamics Research Laboratory were some of the processes done inside that laboratory was explained. 

During lunch, some participants went to get some traditional food outside campus while others opted for buying something at the campus cafeteria. The participants who were going to be pitching the following day continued practicing their pitches while enjoying the delicious meals they had purchased for lunch. The coordinators also availed themselves for anyone who would require their assistances. Participants also had an opportunity to explore the campus a bit more and interact with the students.

After lunch, participants, the coordinators, and lecturers from the Durban University of Technology attended a session where Wetskills Foundation presented their programme to everyone, and participants were taught about the importance of UBUNTU (I am because we are).

The participants then went back to the house and had an opportunity to enjoy their super and work continued. It was the last day of submission, so everyone wrapped up their paper and Business Canvas in their respected teams and submitted. The practising of pitches continued in preparation of the finals the next day.

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