Youth EPP

The Youth Entrepreneurship Promotion Programme is a programme which assists youth to come up with creative business ideas which will be pitched in a forum. 

There will be adjudicators who assess viability of business ideas pitched by youth in presence of enterprise development agencies, successful business leaders and moguls as well as other large businesses, financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies and many others who can have interest in supporting a viable business idea.

Programme Goal

The goal of the programme is to nurture the youth and promote their quest to venture into business for job creation and long-term poverty eradication.

Programme Objectives

      To instill business creativity among youth in generating viable business ideas which can attract funding,

      To instill a sense of responsibility among enterprise development agencies, successful business leaders and moguls as well as other large businesses, financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies to contribute in the promotion of entrepreneurship among youth,

      To trigger a sense of entrepreneurship among youth to take the first step towards business by coming up with creative business ideas,

      To give youth hope that what the business ideas they have are receiving recognition by others who can help develop them into viable business,

      To help youth participate in youth development programmes and consequently take them from the streets where their future destiny may be buried in the sand as a result of despair,

Modalities and approaches to be applied to implement the programme

      Awareness creation: Using local media to canvass the programme

      Idea pitching by youth: Youth will pitch their business ideas in a hook-up dinner

      Screening: Selection of best ideas from those pitched by youth

      Breakfast Meetings/Dinners: Hook-up dinner to take the form of adjudication panels

      Mentor Team: A team of mentors to be selected to take youth whose ideas have been successful for advisory, coaching and mentorship

      Patron support soliciting: The project will solicit patrons to support the selected ideas with finances for start-up

      Training: The youth will be trained in soft and technical skills to sharpen the sow