What's it about?
- The Students Enterprise & Innovation programme fosters entrepreneurial and innovation skills in Ugandan students.
- The purpose is to raise their business awareness and acumen, thus giving confidence to be entrepreneurs
What would I do?
- facilitating and supporting workshops on
- generate and developing new business ideas
- drafting business development plans to pitch to potential investors
- teamwork, market research, presentation, budgeting, costing, pricing and finance.
When and Where?
- annually in August for a week to ten days
- Hoima & Masaka, Uganda
How do I take part?
- Submit an application form for the next upcoming programme
- Get fundraising to reach your target of €€1,980
- Included is your flights, accommodation, airport transfer, meals & insurance
The idea was for young Ugandans to potentially create self- employment through starting their own enterprises and to consider it an option for their future careers. There is a growing need for young entrepreneurs to emerge. Innovation needs to be encouraged to meet the needs of small, medium and large businesses. Alternative employment opportunities must be developed within the local economy.
Student Enterprise & Innovation seeks:
- To build and improve relationships between Ireland and Uganda.
- To provide worthwhile and meaningful business education for Ugandan students and teachers.
- To encourage innovation and entrepreneurship within Ugandan Communities.
- To encourage and maintain high interest in business and education for the young people of Africa.
- To promote awareness regarding the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in Uganda.
- To develop alternative employment routes for the young people of Uganda.
- To provide a platform and nurture young, aspiring and potential entrepreneurs.
- To prepare and equip the young people and teachers of Uganda how to put together a viable and realistic business plan.
- To reach 30 Schools in each District, approx 150,000 students to benefit in the first three years.
- To have the participating teachers spread their acquired knowledge gained from the programme to other schools within their district.