Entrepreneurship Class of 2017 Graduates
CCP’s tenth Entrepreneurship graduation on the theme ‘Passion into Profit’ ensued on May 27th, 2017 at CCP’s Community Centre, Kawangware. Nineteen graduands, among them five CCP staff, received certificates of completion after successfully going through the three months’ training. Fredrick Mmbwanga, CCP’s Children & Youth Coordinator gave words of wisdom to the group on the “Parable of the Talents” from Matthew 25:14-25. “You need to be faithful with the gift and a talent God has given you”, Fredrick advised. He said that for one to be identified with a business, one must make profit. Everlyn Indeche, one of the graduands, testified how the training had empowered her to start her own business. “I am very grateful to CCP for organizing the training. The knowledge I have gained has helped me so much”. Evelyn shared that she started selling groundnuts and “Simsim” (sesame snacks) to my fellow colleagues during the course. The event also was also graced by two other alumni from previous Entrepreneurship classes. Linda Vusolo, 2015 alumnus, encouraged the graduands to begin their own business regardless of how much capital one had. “Look for ways of expanding your business. Challenges are there but it’s taking a risk,” said Linda. Linda started a business of selling hair extensions after graduation and later on transitioned into selling second hand clothes to fellow students upon joining Campus. Her business has helped her pay hostel rent hence not dependent on her parents for everything. Dickson Mutashe, 2016 alumnus and the proprietor of DIJO Computer School shared how the entrepreneurship training had helped his business move from one level to another moving from a computer cyber café to a computer training school. He is now an employer and advised the graduands to be disciplined and organized in their businesses. “Welcome to the world of money 24/7”, Dickson inspired the class. On the other hand, Stella Mwangi, CCP’s Managing Director, advised the graduands to think and come up with a business plan, see the business opportunities around and honor God with integrity. ‘Customer service is important in retaining your clients’, said Stella. “Benard Okoth, CCP’s Education Coordinator called on the 19 to take advantage of the market opportunities in line with their passion and gifts. In addition, he challenged them to take risk and take advantage of the opportunities. Thereafter, Mable Umali, CCP’s Sponsorship & Medical Coordinator, led a dedication prayer and commissioned the 19. The graduation climaxed with the cutting of a cake in celebration of the graduands achievements. 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.
Confirming the scriptures
Fredrick, giving a word of counsel
Stella, addressing the graduands
Family members attends the graduation
Receiving an award
Receiving certificate of completion
Benard, addressing the graduands
Cake cutting
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