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2017 Entrepreneurship Class Begins
Sixteen students attended a ‘Passion into Profits’ CCP’s entrepreneurship training class that kicked off on March 11th, 2017 at CCP’s Community Center, Kawangware. The 16 were taken through the significance of entrepreneurship, the training Course Outline besides setting their class rules and regulations. Linda Vusolo, a 2015 alumnus of CCP’s Entrepreneurship Training Program, shared her success story; how she started her business of selling hair products that failed but she did not give up. She started another business of selling second hand clothes to her peers in college that is very successful. “I signed up for the entrepreneurship class without a business idea; I developed the idea while attending the classes” Linda said. She added “Through the savings I have been able to cater for my upkeep in college including paying for my hostel”. Benard Okoth, CCP’s Educational Coordinator congratulated the students for making the right decision to enroll for the CCP Entrepreneurship Class. He encouraged them that entrepreneurship was one of the most preferred sources of earning a living in light of the current economic challenges and joblessness. He challenged them to take the class seriously by acting timely on every business idea they conceptualized. In addition, Benard informed them of the need to write well thought business plans. He described passion as what a person likes doing and what one would do for free, special gifts or talents, acquired skills or knowledge gained inn school. He further advised the students to be committed, share experiences, take assignments seriously and attend classes promptly and consistently. In conclusion, the students elected their class representatives. Everlyne Indeche and Davis Kidake were elected this year’s class representatives. This year, the course outline includes: Success Stories, Business Plan Development, Idea Conceptualization, How to become an Entrepreneur, Writing a Business Plan, Commercial Forms of Organization, Market Research/Analysis, Marketing & Costing, Business Curve, Company Description Sources of Funding/ Micro - Credit, Savings and Re-investments as well as Customer Care and Communication skills. In addition, the students will cover Human Resource Management and Business Etiquette. Entrepreneurship is a CCP Community outreach program that started in 2007 and has successfully trained 195 upcoming entrepreneurs end of 2016. The program provides business skills necessary for the students to start businesses and improve the skills of those who are already in business. This year’s course will be held once a week from March and a graduation towards the end of May 2017.
Class listening keenly
Linda, 2016 Entrepreneurship alumnus sharing her story
Benard, Educational Coordinator explaining a point
Total concentration in the class
Class representative writing the class rules
A student filling some entreprenueship documents
A student answering a question
Ending the class with a word of prayer
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