The objective of today's seminar was to initiate business skills training that aims to equip young people, with a special preference for young mothers, with the knowledge and tools for how to apply for and attain employment, and how to choose, plan and run a successful enterprise, be it individually or as a group. The ultimate goal is to empower young people to attain economic emancipation and rise out of poverty through strategically planned income-generating activities, enabling them to joyfully and confidently live a full and dignified life.
This first seminar was attended by 46 young people - 43 young mothers and 3 boys - and focused on the foundational aspects of entrepreneurship, for example: Who is an entrepreneur? What is a group enterprise? What are the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of each? Additionally, participants set classroom rules and stated their course expectations to ensure a fruitful learning experience for all.
Business training focused on entrepreneurship will continue for eleven days, followed by four days of employment training, a business exam, introduction to Hisa saving and loaning groups, and business leadership training.