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Orange Corners Maputo welcomes new partners Van Oord and Vodacom Mozambique

Entrepreneurship and innovation are key drivers of sustainable economic growth as well as creation of decent job opportunities. Van Oord and the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Mozambique started discussions quite some time ago on ways to accelerate positive impact on the local economy. This resulted in a partnership between Orange Corners Maputo and Van Oord.

“We are delighted to enter the partnership with Orange Corners Maputo. Through the Orange Corners Programme young entrepreneurs can further develop their skills and get resources to start-up or leverage their businesses. We are a Dutch family-owned company with over 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. We share a passion for entrepreneurship and are happy to share our expertise and knowledge. Needs-driven support is a priority social investment selection criterium for Van Oord. This partnership will enable us to support employment and entrepreneurship in Mozambique.” – Maurits den Broeder, Managing Director Business Unit Offshore Van Oord.

For Vodacom Mozambique, this partnership fits in his purpose to make the country and its people grow.

“We want to create an inclusive digital society where everyone, without exception, finds opportunities to realize their full potential. Investment in young people and entrepreneurship is, therefore, unavoidable. We are grateful for being able to contribute to Orange Corners Maputo, which year after year has shown us that there is a critical mass in Mozambique, there is a good energy among young people, which can be contagious and lead others to be more creative and create solutions we need for Mozambique to grow.” – Cristina Azevedo, Head of Foundation and Sustainable Business at Vodacom Mozambique.

Orange Corners Maputo values a strong connection with the local Mozambican private sector and welcomes new private partners to contribute to the programme financially and/or in-kind. For more information or to request a partnership proposal, please contact the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to Mozambique, via [email protected].

Orange Corners Maputo is an initiative of the Kingdom of The Netherlands that provides young entrepreneurs with training, networks and facilities to start and grow innovative businesses. Through the OCM entrepreneurial programme, we assist today’s Mozambique youth that will become tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders, through a different entrepreneurial support includes, that includes an incubation programme which offers recurring 6-month training cycles for 25-35 entrepreneurs at a time.

For more information about Orange Corners in Mozambique, please check the Orange Corners Maputo Facebook pages and follow the Embassy of The Netherlands to Mozambique via their website and Facebook.

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