Ghana Think Foundation, in partnership with Digital Opportunity Trust; a Canadian charity organization have introduced a social entrepreneurship program dubbed, “Ghana Youth Social Entrepreneurship Programme”.
The initiative, according to the Director of foundation, Ato Ulzen-Appiah, is aimed at training and supporting young innovators who have great ideas but lack the resources to implement them.
He mentioned that as part of the initiative, workshops, training and mentorship sessions will be organized to adequately equip participants in developing their own businesses.
He also revealed that application is open till June 17, 2018 and as such individuals interested in the program can still apply via https://goo.gl/forms/ALf9FyNuCXA6vjz82.
According to Mr. Ulzen-Appiah, interested individuals should be passionate about social entrepreneurship, social innovations and be willing to create social change.
They should be between 18 and 29 years, residents of Ghana, tech savvy and computer literates.
Applicants as a requirement are expected to have a valid passport or should be able to acquire one within a short period.
He further stated that, selected participants will go through a 4-months training on how to develop their social enterprise ideas using human centred design approach.
Selected participants will receive both financial and non-financial support to test and implement their ideas.
Additionally, selected participants will attend the global DOT conference in Nairobi, Kenya in October 2018.
He made this revelation at the BarCamp Tema 2018 event held at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Towers, Tema.
The event, organized by the Ghana Think Foundation created a platform for young people to share ideas, identify, clarify and convert opportunities into business ventures.
Ghana Think Foundation is an African focused think-tank that seeks to motivate and deploy African diaspora talent for the benefit of Ghana, Africa and the world.
Report by : Stephanie Horsu