Eswatini youth part of Global Entrepreneurship Week
This year, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) which starts tomorrow, is celebrating four distinct themes, namely; Women, Youth, Inclusion and Ecosystem Connect.
During GEW, we will highlight powerful voices, ambassadors and GEN partner organisations that promote, encourage and support the development of entrepreneurs within each of the four spaces.
Eswatini Junior Achievement is the host organisation as well as Global Entrepreneurship Network Eswatini, alongside partners who will be having daily activities starting with a launch tomorrow.
GEN acting Director Siboniso Madlopha said the youth was a key part of GEW even in Eswatini as the events to be held on the week include youth gatherings.
“We look forward to continuing to encourage the youth to participate in business as part of the four themes of GEW. If you have an event happening on this week on any of the themes, please let us know so we can include it in our schedule,” he said.
Explaining in detail , GEN states that youth have a key role to play.
As stronger entrepreneurship ecosystems emerge, young graduates unable to secure a job have more opportunities to leverage their economic freedom and create a job. As they choose to start and scale new businesses, they not only change their lives but also contribute to their communities and countries through job creation and economic renewal.
GEW Youth celebrates and shapes the next generation of innovators through activities and competitions to help them sharpen their skills and connect them to potential co-founders, mentors and even investors. This theme also celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship education and the teaching of innovative skills.
During Global Entrepreneurship Week, we will highlight powerful voices and ambassadors that help young entrepreneurs thrive; events, activities and competitions targeted toward youth; and GEN’s partner organisations that are playing active roles in the space.
Topics covered may include;
Experiential education and other training programmes.
Experiential education and programmes to help young people learn about the entrepreneurial mindset.
Entrepreneurship education curriculum and efforts to improve teaching pupils in the classroom.
Millennials rising and how young entrepreneurs are changing the world.
Mentorship programmes that connect older generations to millennial entrepreneurs.