Gaborone – The Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) Group remains invested in combatting youth and graduate unemployment through the support and empowerment of youth and youth-owned businesses. In this vein, the BIHL Group through its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) arm, the BIHL Trust, grew their digital presence and footprint as they officially unveiled a mobile gaming App, MogwebiQuest, which is the first of its kind financial literacy App in Botswana.
The App was developed in collaboration with the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) and the Power Circle Group and launched on the 25th of June 2020 at BIH. MogwebiQuest is a mobile gaming App that aims to promote financial literacy in insurance, investment and legal services. The mobile App is a unique first for Botswana, bridging the gap between technology, insurance and financial literacy through an interactive and entertaining platform.
The BIHL Trust Chairman, Ngwatshi Enyatseng, said, “As The BIHL Trust, we are cognisant that we have a responsibility to our youth to ensure that future generations are given every opportunity to be empowered and supported in any and every way. This initiative was a great step in that direction and to finally harvest the fruits of our collaboration and unveil an avant-garde product such as MogwebiQuest is a great feat for us all.”
The App is a product of the Trust’s #AppForChange competition which began in 2018 and culminated with the Power Circle Group emerging as the 2018/2019 champions; winning the opportunity to develop an app which addresses business needs while generating youth interest in investment, insurance and legal services.
Noted Botswana Innovation Hub CEO, Mr. Alan Boshwaen, “As Botswana Innovation Hub, we remain committed to spearheading and driving innovation in our Nation and our collaboration with the Trust and the Power Circle Group to develop MogwebiQuest is testament to this fact. The youth is the future of our Nation. What future can they have if they are not thoroughly versed with the skills and knowledge to not only understand but to think critically and make intelligent, beneficial choices about their finances and investments, themes that are seemingly disregarded by STEM education.
In times like these, when platforms that enable distance learning have now become a necessary reality, it gives me hope and pride to know that we proactively played a role and contributed to a solution.”
Through this interactive platform, the App educates user’s on efficiently running a successful business while testing user’s knowledge on financial literacy. It is readily available for all Android phones on the Google store and will be available in the Apple Store soon.
Power Circle Group team leader, Letsibogo Ramadi, commented: “Developing this App with my team has been quite the journey. MogwebiQuest is quite the contender and boasts of various features that I can’t wait for the public to interact with. I am very grateful to the BIHL Trust and BIH for this opportunity where my team members and I could showcase our capability as upcoming local app developers in the industry. I would like to thank them on behalf of my team for their support throughout this project.”
Concluded Enyatseng: “As MogwebiQuest reaches the public at large, it is my belief that it will showcase the talent and greatness that our brilliant youth can do. Moreover, I sincerely hope that it will plant the seed of inspiration in other young minds to do even greater. Thus, igniting the spark of engineering yet another young legacy.”