The Youth Enhancement International, a youth organisation hosting Ghana’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) has received US$ 50,000 from the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) in a move that will see it reach out to more youths to foster job creation.
Organised under the theme “Fostering Job Creation and Economic growth through Entrepreneurship.” The GEW is a global celebration that brigs together innovators and job creators, to launch startups that help change lives and drive economic growth and as well improve standards of living.
The Youth Enhancement International will use the LESDEP funds across the country’s 10 regions.
Praising Ghanian’s for their entrepreneurial talent Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Ambassador of GEW, asked them to use their own skills to create jobs.
The nationwide events include StartUp Weekend Accra which begins today November 16 to November 18 and will help entrepreneurs develop and review their ideas within 54 hours, the best ideas will get funding and technical support to make their ideas a reality.
Another event,Entrepreneurs Go-to-school is a visit by successful entrepreneurs to inspire students in schools countrywide.
Stephen Gyasi Kwaw of Youth Enhancement International, the Go-to-school event aims at increasing awareness and a positive attitude among the students to empower them to use their skills and move into entrepreneurship.
According to Ben Hagan, Secretary to Cabinet the youth ought to pursue the entrepreneurial route courageously even if they had earlier failed. Hagan said the government of Ghana had resources to see them successful as long as they apply and show potential or had refined business skills. Hagan adds that a new Delivery Unit set up at the Office of the President will ensure various ministries contribute to job creation and entrepreneurship.