Participants in the Margins Group Youth Empowerment programme have been awarded certificates among other things after going through series of business skills training, writing and presentation of business plans including coaching and mentorship programmes.
The program’s aim is to create an opportunity for young people with business ideas and existing businesses to be guided and mentored in developing a sustainable and profitable business in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector through a comprehensive program that offers skills, tools and networks.
The event which forms part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme was held in collaboration with Enablis Ghana. The maiden edition of this programme was in June 2017 and received over 200 applications of which 50 applicants were shortlisted and later invited for the two weeks intensive training sessions.
Shika Acolatse, Country Director of Enablis Ghana and Amar S. Hari, CEO of IPMC and board member of Enablis Ghana spoke on how the program has helped potential investors.
Mr. Moses Baiden, CEO of Margins Group said to achieve Ghana beyond aid, she needs the active involvement of young people.
“Our young population is our country’s most important resource and it is our duty as citizens to invest in them and this is why Margins Group developed this program with Enablis” he emphasized.
The overall winner Issah A. Gombilla of Ghana Truckers received a cash price of GHS10,000, 1st runner-up, Edward Kamara received GHS7,000 while the 2nd runner-up, Kennedy Nyadzi received GHS5,000. The ten other finalists received laptops from Margins Group and will continuously receive specialized Business Support Service from Margins.
By Zoe Schreiber