Social entrepreneur and founder of the Technical Basketball Academy (TBA), Titus Mwahafa has created an environment where young learners are being groomed to become Namibia’s basketball favorites and at the same time, excel in their academic lives.
The basketball academy started early in 2015 as an initiative to empower the Namibian child via integrated academic tutorials and entrepreneurship. This was in addition to basketball for both boys and girls.
The academy pays special attention to entrepreneurship which in Titus’ opinion is meant to fill the gaps within the labor market. “We all know that our labor market cannot absorb all graduates, so we teach children to venture into business from a very young age.”
He adds that the program aims to awaken idea identification and teach children how to run a fully-fledged business.
Technical Basketball Academy (TBA), also incorporates mentoring and celebrating the achievements of local business ideas.
“The uniqueness of our academy lies in our seven key offerings. We are a success because of the participation of the learners who are all taken in at no cost - regardless of the school the learner comes from,” said the social entrepreneur.
“As a social entrepreneur, empowering the Namibian child is the best way to give back to my community.”
Nina Mapili developed the Journey to Excellence (J2Ex) Program based largely on experience she has gathered since 1997 while working with people interested in leading an enterprising life. These include entrepreneurs, management teams, young people, teachers, and entire organisations in many SADC countries, Europe and Asia.
Journey 2 Excellence - J2EX - Switzerland
Mobile telecommunications - MTC - Namibia
University of Namibia - UNAM – Namibia
Ministry of Health and Social Services - Namibia
Former CEO Okahandja Town Council
Managing Director of Pick n Pay Namibia
Motor Vehicle Accident Fund
Swimwino and Sons
Country club & Parent representative
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Programs
Director of Finance
Director of Partnership