Africa Street MBA, partners unveil project to develop,strengthen skills of over 10,000 young business start-ups
According to the CEO, the Africa Street MBA project is tailored towards developing and strengthening the skills of over 10,000 young business start-ups annually nationwide.
Over 10,000 young entrepreneurs and start-up businesses stand to benefit from a business initiative unveiled by a non-profit organization, Africa Street MBA. Aiming at strengthening the skills, abilities, and resources of Ghanaian young men and women annually.
The dream, according to the programme Chair and Founder of Done By Us, Mr. King A. Wellington when rolled out will enable young start us businesses to survive, adopt, and thrive in a fast-changing world.
Delivering a speech at the lunch in Accra earlier today, Tuesday, January 24,2023 assuring patrons that the initiative will among other things, provide a unique platform for deprived young people. The programme, Mr. Wellington noted that is tailored towards poor people from deprived background, and people with low education but with bright ideas and with existing businesses to benefit from world-class business development programme.
"This journey we are about to embark on will help to reduce the high start-up failure rate in the country and by extension the African continent;it will make practical business knowledge accessible to all, connect young entrepreneurs to captains of industries and give them access to information, markets, funding many more", Mr. Wellington disclosed. "Most often, a young lady from the street of Tatale Sanguli or a young gentleman from the street of Awutu/Senya Breku do not get the opportunity to benefit from business development programmes and build-class businesses", he stressed.
He said the Africa Street MBA was developed in order to impact young people with world-class business knowledge based on top MBA curriculum and entrepreneurial course content. The programme was fully structured to bridge business knowledge gap and help young people from poor backgrounds to build a world-class enterprise.
"We are therefore talking business knowledge from the formal sector into the informal sector; from the corporate world into the street, so many more young entrepreneurs in Ghana and Africa will be empowered to become global giants", he was optimistic.
Highlighting the structure of the programme, Mr. Wellington pointed out that the programme will be a continuous project. He said it will welcome new cohorts every year coupled with series of nationwide events throughout the year which will make tailor-made resources to be accessible through the Africa Street MBA online channels and online hub.
A statement presented on behalf of the CEO of KGL by the Programs Manager, Nii Ankonu Annorbah-Sarpei reads in part, " We would like to reiterate our commitment to the socio-economic development of young people and Ghanaians in general by providing young people the opportunity to channel their energies into constructive activities rather than being entangled in social vices". "It is known that entrepreneurship and empowerment programmes teach important life values such as teamwork, sacrifice, dexterity and commitment.
These values resonate perfectly with our key enabling pillars of collaboration, innovation and empowerment on which the KGL Foundation operates", he reaffirmed.
Characteristic of the KGL Foundation being the Corporate Social Responsibility entity of the KGL Group of Companies which has been spearheading development campaigns to tackle socio-development concerns in Ghana by investing in start-ups businesses and non-profit organizations adding that they currently support and provide investments in the areas of Sports, Health, Education, Arts and Culture and Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship.