Ugandan entrepreneurs can apply for Stanchart’s Youth to Work

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Youth to Work, an entrepreneurship program sponsored by Standard Chartered and Challenges Worldwide, has opened applications to youthful Ugandan entrepreneurs.

With a Shs300 million fund, the program is looking for 40 (20 women and 20 men) “young and enthusiastic professionals ages 21-30 looking for an opportunity to learn new business and consultancy skills”.

The project is part of the Standard Chartered Futuremakers initiative.

Some of the benefits of participating in this program included acquiring consultancy and employability skills, getting prepared to take on investment to grow your business.

“In addition, young people will be equipped with key skills for employment and/or entrepreneurship that will be used to support the wider ecosystem and other young people in their communities,” reads an official communique.

For one to apply for Youth to Work, you must be: between 21 to 30 years of age, able to travel to training and placement, able to commit to a 3-month full-time placement (November 2019 – January 2020) and 1-2 weeks training.

You must also be fluent in both English and Luganda and based in Kampala

Get more details and apply here before Sept. 15.


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