Volkeno created its two-year trainee programme Bakeli to give ambitious Senegalese students the chance to further develop their ideas under experienced guidance. In addition to giving students the tools needed to found their own company, the training focuses on teaching students how to independently solve problems, with creativity, innovation and sustainability being the most important outcomes. Bakeli alumni lead the workshops, following the “train the trainer” approach. The number of students reached thus rapidly grows within a very short time, helping young Senegalese entrepreneurs counter the lack of available know-how around business development, access to capital and IT.