The AAE E-Coaching Center Project needs your help to stay alive!
E-Coaching is an innovative way of regenerating the workforce by way of providing support to those who need it most: young people with big ideas but restricted resources of turning these ideas into reality. In order words, E-Coaching provides the much needed flow of advice to turn the seeds of ideas into full-grown plants, which in time will also produce fruits. In view of the fast-growing digital world, it could well be said that E-Coaching is a sustainable program of ensuring the future entrepreneurs are well educated and have received a suitable training.
The AAE-YEN E-Coaching program is bound to be successful because of its well-rounded approach and sustainability. The online mentoring scheme offers young people the chance to get in touch with an established mentor who is willing to spare time and advise them. The support given could range from tips on personal effectiveness and leadership to and business development and IT skills.
The E-Coaching program’s strength lies in recognizing the diversity of needs mentees have and addressing that diversity with special attention to the individual. The program is entirely sustainable because after completion the mentees have received the necessary knowledge to start their own business. With the expansion of the program, the mentees might well turn into next generation’s mentors and educators.
The E-Coaching program has already taken roots in Australia, for example. There companies and individuals are offered advice online. The emphasis is once again on commitment, achievable outcomes and self-sustainable business ideas. The only observable difference between the Australian E-Coaching program and the newly starting AAE-YEN partnership is simply the type of support mentees need. While the Australian program centers mainly on mentees who wish to transform their businesses, the AAE-YEN budding program aims at helping mentees bring their ideas to action and have their first business achievements.
I joined the Association of African Entrepreneurs - Youth Employment Network (AAE-YEN) E-coaching program about 10 months ago (joined on June 2012) as E-Coach. Since then, I have mentored and still mentoring a total of 3 young entrepreneurs; I am to start with the 4th mentee next week.
Basically, I received an online training at the AAE/YEN Mentoring University, on how to lead mentoring relations and the tips acquired are very usefull in facilitating this E-Coaching activity. Finally, I find it amazing to transfer knowledge and skills to people in need, especially to people who intend to become change agents.
Nestled in the heart of Coastal Ghana, West Africa, is Prampram, a venue that has been the destination for much activity. The perfect destination for sustained interactions, and a true hub for activities that the people will benefit abundantly from, Prampram will soon be home to a new venture. AAE is all set to establish its ELearning and ECoaching centre. In true Ghanian style, we welcome you to join our journey, and to be a part of this symbiotic relationship!
The proposed ecoaching center would become a permanent resident for the in-house training of local entrepreneurs. It would contribute to the opportunity of growing more young entrepreneurs and preventing youth unemployment - our ultimate goal.
In Ghana, about 60% of unemployed in Ghana can be found in 15-24 years age group, one of the highest rate in the world. There, AAE's mission to Africans starts!
Youth unemployment comes along with losing hope and serious depression, disillusionment, and isolation. Consequently this may lead /trigger or aggravate psychological, health and physical problems including but not limited to:
A thoughtful contribution from you to our project would go a long way to protect the future of African youth in underprivileged communities. With the amount so far raised we got our builders to begin laying out plans. We would be purchasing more materials and getting the necessary permits. Then soon we should begin leveling the area, digging trenches, setting up the foundation.
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