Learn how to start your own business

2016-07-26 06:00
Avril Arrison wants to give unemployed youth some skills for their futures.

Avril Arrison wants to give unemployed youth some skills for their futures.

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Unemployed youth in the Kensington, Facreton and Maitland areas are encouraged to join an interesting programme to help them become entrepreneurs.

Starting on Monday 1 August at the Kensington Library, they can take part in the Learn2earn programme which will be hosted at the library every Monday from 17:30.

Facilitating this programme is Avril Arrison, who explains that Learn2earn is a very simple entrepreneurial programme that she has been presenting since 2005.

“I did a facilitator course through Project Literacy and went on to present this course at various libraries in Mitchell’s Plain, Atlantis, Grassy Park and Retreat,” she says.

“It also helped when my 19-year-old son could not find a job after he completed school and I suggested he start his own business.

“While I was coaching him, I realised that there was a lot of youth that were unemployed and I went to our local library here in Kensington and suggested to do the course for the youth,” she says.

“I know that people do not start their own business because they don’t have the knowledge how to start. Through this programme they get to know about organisations that are willing to assist the youth with grants and vouchers to grow their businesses.”

Arrison points out that the programme covers a variety of subjects that include an introduction to business practice, feasibility studies, profitability, marketing as well as costing and pricing.

The programme is free to all unemployed youth.

V For more information call Arrison on 082 042 2206, WhatsApp on 072 879 9868 or email w2wnetwork@gmail.

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