General education is essential to the development of the whole person.
However, in a country, where professional jobs are all but non-existent, Abukloi also helps students develop practical, vocational skills. We thank
the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University (VA) for providing teaching modules to show students how to create business plans, and
Quality Life Services for sending volunteers to train students on using business plans and providing micro-loans to help student start-ups
The following student-designed businesses were awarded microloans in 2018:
Young Star Farmers' Association (agricultural project) - $2,000
3 Retail Trade Business Proposals - $1,000 each
Car Wash Business - $500
Handcrafts Business (female owned) - $500
0-50 points - Potential for Success
Total amount needed to start and operate the business
Risk vs. Potential Profit
Preparedness and understanding of the business of team members/individuals involved in the plan
Amount of personal investment already committed and/or given.
0-25 points - Inclusiveness
0-25 points - Positive Economic Impact on Abukloi Secondary and Rumbek
Commerce Teacher Henry Deng and Director Justin Mathok will work with these graduates, coaching them toward success. The money paid back on these interest-free microloans will be used to fund next year's businesses.