Ethiopian entrepreneurs: Leicester students lead workshops in Gondar

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 28, 2012 01:40 PM |
Inspiring African students to develop business ideas.

SIFE is an international non-profit organisation that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilise university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

Students from SIFE Leicester have recently returned from a visit to the University of Gondar in Ethiopia, with which the University of Leicester has a long-standing link. The ‘Inspire Ethiopia’ project saw Leicester students delivering entrepreneurship workshops to Ethiopian students to help them create their very own enterprise society within Gondar University, and perhaps even set up their own businesses.

The workshops, which were delivered by Lynsey Atkin (President of SIFE Leicester), Whitney Afram and Beatrice Othol, (co-project leaders of Inspire Ethiopia), and Rikesh Shah (operations leader of the project), were created with the support of Alchemy World, a local Ethiopian NGO, as well as using new materials developed by SIFE and resources from our Careers Service. This ensured that the workshops were interactive, educational, relevant and provided an experiential learning opportunity for the students involved.

The trip was funded by a £1,500 support grant from the University's Leicester-Gondar Link.

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