Gift Mahenya, Owner, GM Events and JA South Africa Alumnus 2003
I came to realise, through the mentorship I received during the programme, that all of us can achieve and be counted as contributing members of our community.
“I completed the Enterprise Programme when I was in Grade 12 in 2003. What I learned changed my mindset so that when I entered the workplace I was able to identify an opportunity when I saw it.
“I went to work as a Sales Manager at an event hire company. The company often received enquiries for an event organiser so I started thinking about meeting their need. I started an event organising company and negotiated with the hiring company to ensure that I could remain their Sales Manager and run my business at the same time. My company fills any requests for events, for amongst others, year-end functions, kid’s parties, weddings and 21st birthday parties.
“Junior Achievement set me on my path to success by showing me that if you never give up you will reap the rewards at the end.”