“ Like pretty bubbles, lots of brilliant business initiatives fly so high and almost reach the sky, then, they fade and die.” I firmly resonate with this assertion because in course of the years that I have navigated the tested oceans of entrepreneurship, I have come to appreciate the full implications of conceiving an entrepreneurial dream as well as the volume of challenges that are associated with ushering and nurturing the business to the its fullness of life. This is even more compounded when you have to thrive as a business owner, without the right resources.
An entrepreneur is not just a do-it-yourselfer company founder; rather, he is an individual who may severally be described as; “innovative, flexible, dynamic, risk-taking, creative, and growth-oriented”. Among the lot, just a few are lucky to be born with some or all of these skills, but the bulk of us, need to develop them.
Beyond the set skills and abilities mentioned above, there is also the critical funding limitation that many a potential entrepreneur faces; especially in Africa. A whole lot of us never ever get the opportunity to access the necessary funding that we need, to bring our businesses to life – most especially that many of us are not born with ‘silver spoons in our mouths’.
We therefore established the Bony Dashaco Foundation Inc. to among others, help those who yearn for sustainable success in business and are willing to learn how to fly high as entrepreneurs will.
Our aspiration as a foundation is to give hope to the hopeless and put smiles on the faces of those Cameroonians and eventually Africans, with amazing ideas, drive, and aspiration to reach unprecedented heights in business.
In order to accomplish this, the foundation has put in place a set of activities and programmes aimed at motivating young brilliant minds wishing to engage in start-ups to grow and flourish in their businesses. The foundation also runs a host of charitable programmes, that are tailored to spark life in the lives of the disadvantaged in our communities.
As the founder of this organization, I must say that giving back to my community has always been a passion that I live. This passion witnessed mounting growth as I engaged in the sponsorship of different entrepreneurial programmes and other charitable works in our communities. These experiences urged me to do more and I then resolved to found this organization – to get an umbrella under which these progress-minded initiatives will to be carried out. Welcome to our foundation, welcome to your foundation.