Eswa­tini youth part of Global En­trepreneur­ship Week

Sunday Observer - - YOUTH SECTION - BY SIBU­SISO DLAMINI

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.

Am­bas­sadors

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.

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