Enhancing Employability of Urban Youth Programme at British Council

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The Enhancing Employability of Urban Youth programme aims to enable young women and men in urban areas to acquire skills and experiences that are relevant to them having jobs either as seekers or creators of jobs.

The project is targeted at Ghanaian who are:

  • Between 18 to 35 years
    Social Entrepreneurs /interested in social entrepreneurship
    Out of school youth
    Individuals within Accra low-income urban communities
    The project is in three stages

Stage 1

1000 Successful applicants will receive a 10-day social entrepreneurship training

Stage 2

200 social enterprise start-ups who have successfully completed stage 1 and have been selected through a pitch competition will receive; 2 months business Incubation services

Stage 3

20 successful social entrepreneurs who have completed stage 2 and have been selected through a pitch competition will receive 2 months business acceleration services

Applicants must therefore be committed to the programme and its duration of 6 months.

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline: 20 September 2019
    In-person Interviews: 23 – 27 September 2019
    Programme Duration: 01 October 2019 to 31 March 2020
    Criteria for participation

Must be aged between 18 to 35 years.
Must be Ghanaian
Entrepreneurial edge: Must be self-driven, resilient, committed and coachable
Must be committed to the programme and its duration of 6 months.
Application Requirements

Personal statement “ maximum 500 words covering the following:
What do you understand by the term ‘Social Enterprise’?
Why you want to be a social entrepreneur?
Why you think your business idea/ business will be successful?
How does your social enterprise/ social enterprise idea aim to enhance employability in your society?

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