Monday, February 15, 2010

Kenyan youth work with UBC business school

The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada is working with East African youth on business planning and microfinance.

The initiative, currently under the class "Social Entrepreneurship 101: Africa", may be useful to microfinance institutions as well as youth - especially in Kenya - looking to initiate and/or expand their small enterprise.

Through workshops, mentoring sessions, and guest speakers, participants would be able to exchange and leverage key business planning skills with opinions from those who have examined multiple business cases.

According to the Sauder Africa Initiative website, the long term goals of the project include:
  • Training partnerships between African universities and the Sauder School of Business at UBC.
  • Gaining support from local microfinance institutions to support business proposals submitted by African youth.
  • Continuing to collaborate with the African youth who participate in the program to ensure sustainability.
(Click here for source)

Read more:
Sauder Africa Initiative homepage
"Social Entrepreneurship" definitions
2010 Team

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