Networks, Innovative ideas, Smart Solution in revamping avenues of incomes, improving livelihoods and attaining sustainable development formed the discussion in the two days event. BOSCO Uganda gives thanks to Accenture Foundation, University of Notre Dame, Educate! and other implementing partners in holding tight Connectivity, Electricity, and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project and enriching the Entrepreneurship component of its activities where about 79 participants (26 Females, 53 Males) from different ICT Community sites as Coope Information Center, Bardege ICT Center, St. Mary’s College Lacor, Pabo ICT Center, Entrepreneurship Club Uganda Members (ECU), SACCO Members from Tii Ki Diro of Coope ICT & Gulu Lwak of Bardege ICT, TOTS, and “Wantpreneurs”-the yet to venture formed the active participants and categories who watched or participated in the Business Plan Competition embraced this rich opportunity for the young entrepreneurs in Northern Uganda that, through innovation, technology, creativity, and social awareness, shall develop necessary solutions to improve the region
CE3 hands on practical session is scaling to heights of no return, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 Dec. 2016, got us occupied with Chalks Making and Jelly Making respectively. The organiser Mr. Robert Komakech, emphasised on the need for synergies “You can team up as starters, access mentorship and always stick to your business idea to avoid derailing from your key objective” He added. He further re-echoed what the Director of BOSCO Uganda Rev. Fr. Dr. Joseph Okumu usually preaches on environmental impact assessment, waste management and call for vigorous involvement of young people in the peacebuilding efforts and role of entrepreneurship in restoring morals and brushing off hands out, leadership, and the positive youth development approach in proper land usage while adapting the 21st. Century skills for improving livelihoods.
The training session included revision of the EE six modules i.e Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Markets and Marketing, Costings and Pricings, Record Keeping and Business Management. The participants got mixed up with others form different sites to get acquainted, experinceince sharing and during the introduction session each participant was given opportunities to market their products, share where about theirs businesses and some brought in their product such Mosquitos repellent, Candles, snacks etc. The trainings entailed theories, Questions and Answers Session for lesson learnt and Practical component. “ Thank you BOSCOUganda for this training opportunity, I have gained skills for life and more so, ability to express what business I am engaged in to other participants, it made me courageous, I use to fear public speaking, this is very helpful in marketing, please call us again for any opportunity” Says Jackline Atim Olanya
Branding, Labeling & Packing is ideal tool for marketing participant putting stickers on the packing container
Above Jelly made at BOSCOUganda
Chalks processing in the mold being led by Jacky Atim Olanya & guided by Okabo Daniel the Facilitator
Photo credit to; Tabu Joseph