Students’ organization for liberty and entrepreneurship with support from Cheetah project team of the Enactus of regent university, sensible school and Network for free society has been implementing new entrepreneurship training project in Yambio, as this course was designed for entrepreneur minded person to give him or her skills in starting and operating a small business. And also to guide them through the process of business planning starting from idea generation, business sustainability and success of the business.
On 5 June 2021 Students’ organization for liberty and entrepreneurship conducted a graduation ceremony to new entrepreneurs of both cohorts 1 and 2 in Yambio westestern Equatoria state of south Sudan after their completion of the 7 weeks program successfully.
On 4th June 2021, final interviews were done to the participants by external neutral body from SPARK organization and ministry of commerce and investment who were able to determine the winners of startup grant for both representative of cohort 1 and 2 respectively.
A total of 10 students enrolled in the 1st cohort on 1st November 2020. The training was conducted in the premises of students’ organization for liberty and entrepreneurship (SOLE) office. More than 100 people applied.
The 2nd cohort of the trainees were enrolled on 2nd Feb 2021, with a total number of 10 students who were able to turn up for briefing and started the NET training in the premises of students’ organization for liberty and entrepreneurship (SOLE) compound.
Participants of the training or the trainees were able to go to the local Yambio FM radio station to pitch their final work in form of business plan to the community with the aim of attracting any potential supporter who can be convinced by their work to support them thereafter, the pitching took place in Yambio FM on two shifts, the first shift were live on the radio on 25th may 2021 and the second shift went live on the radio on 1st June 2021.
Certell app was successfully installed in various devices for the NET program to run smoothly and the participants/ trainees from the 2nd cohort were eager to learn much from the app used for the training.
We successfully for the first 5 weeks achieved each activities assigned, completed the readings and watched all the related videos. Each week was taking 3 days for lessons and 2 days for Pre-qui and post-Quiz
Week 6 and 7 was devoted to developing business plan, and the participants were able to develop their business plans with consultation and monitoring from the tutor and the top management of SOLE and the process was done successfully before they graduated.
Lessons were successfully covered within the specified weeks as planned and the participants were able to interact with various business men as they continue in search for business ideas while doing their research and assignments.
Participants were able to do their assignment (Pre-quiz and post-quiz) on the certell app successfully during the training course.