Warid partners with Inspire Africa to boost youth entrepreneurship

Kampala, Uganda-Warid Telecom has partnered with Inspire Africa to promote entrepreneurship among the youth through a reality television show code named Project Inspire Africa.

Mr Nelson Tugume receives the 2011 overall Young Achievers award from President Paul Kagame

The idea that was conceived by a one Nelson Tugume, overall achiever of the 2011 Young Achievers Awards, focuses on encouraging entrepreneurship among the youths throughout Africa.

“Project Inspire Africa features twenty-four of East Africa’s best business minds competing for a grand prize of $50,000 worth of business capital,” Tugume explained. “The individuals were selected by a panel of judges from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, and will traverse the East African region doing daunting business tasks with camera crews documenting every second of their lives in a thirteen week business adventure.”

Speaking at premiering of the show, Warid Telecom Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Shailendra Naidu said that the project will help boost the entreprenual spirit of young people given the changing business environment to entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship is one of the ways through which young people’s dreams can be transformed to reality through technology,” Shailendra said.

This is one of the television reality shows in East Africa that will change the entrepreneurial climate and inspire millions of young aspiring entrepreneurs across Africa. The one hour show, will be aired every Wednesday at 8pm on NTV for 15weeks.

Source: Busiweek.Com – 8 Jan 2012