By Qondile Ntiwane | 2020-02-16
ENACTUS Eswatini College of Technology (ECOT) team conducted an empowerment workshop aimed at creating awareness on opportunities that are in existence within the entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem.
About 50 students attended the workshop facilitated by the Knowledge Institute. Enactus Eswatini Programme Officer Tiny Masimula said the workshop was also aimed at alerting the team members of career opportunities that would be available after graduating.
The topics covered during the workshop included international scholarships, international platforms of Fellowship for capacity building and networking opportunities such as YALI, and the importance of being a responsible citizen, as well as entrepreneurship and start-ups.
Masimula stated that the ENACTUS Programme encouraged members to start their own business in order to diversify sources of income hence welcome such workshops as they help students to transition their ENACTUS projects into viable business enterprises.
“As the team is in the process of finalising their business plan for their project, they will be able to engage different stakeholders who can assist them to operationalise it.
“The country director appreciated the students for organising the workshop and stated that collaboration was key to development; and further encouraged them to apply what they learnt in the training so that they achieve their dreams,” she said.
Speaking after the workshop one of the students said it was very beneficiary especially the topic about international sources of funds.
“It is good to know that there are platforms that could help me start up my business after graduating”, she said.
Enactus is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action.
It provides a platform for students of outstanding tertiary institutions to form project teams to create social enterprises in partnerships with community members.
These projects put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the centre of improving their livelihoods.
Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, our students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success.
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