Biz training for locals

2017-11-21 06:00

Local entrepreneurs have the opportunity to get free leadership and entrepreneurship training this month.

Wendy van Schalkwyk, director of MI-Ashanti International, is hosting a free leadership, business and management development training programme on Wednesday mornings until 29 November.

Van Schalkwyk says: “Only 3% of people have all the necessary leadership and business skills, education and training to run a successful business, leaving 97% of people needing access to the right and relevant training to develop their potential, capacities and competencies.”

MI-Ashanti International is a non-profit organisation which looks to address joblessness, poverty and crime in the valley through the development of business skills.

“High unemployment negatively affects communities.

“Survival becomes desperate and eats away at the human core and moral fibre of people. Increased crime, theft, poverty and hopelessness lead to increased health risks, such as depression and suicide, and potential civil unrest.

“The biggest and saddest challenge is that our youth have not been trained to act or think like entrepreneurs,” she says.

The training course takes place from 10:00 to 11:30 at King of Kings Church.

No previous experience, academic or tertiary education is required to register for the programme.

For participants, the only requirement for registration to this programme is a copy of your ID and proof of address that you live or are an NGO within Fish Hoek.

V To register, send a WhatsApp message to 079 890 0293.


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