Empower Entrepreneurs in South Africa


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Taking Up Opportunities

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Taking up opportunities The teaching on that day was on how a smart person listens in the head,while the stupid one listens to the heart.It was all about how the youth should take up opportunities that come their way so that they may be able to achieve the success emulated by a group of young boys that are in the area.The boys had succeeded in starting up a small business that caters for schools functions ,meetings,weddings.The only way out of poverty was through starting up bussiness instead of waiting to get employed and wasting a lot of time in years seeking formal employment . Read more.
Related to project keywords: youth take, formal, poverty, employment, small business

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Ally Lynch

Oak Brook, Illinois United States

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