AirtelTigo keeps building itself as one of the prominent companies in Ghana that is committed to empowering the youth through technology. With that aim, AirtelTigo gathered 40 young people who are aspiring to become entrepreneurs to teach them how they can leverage technology to affect their businesses positively
These young Ghanaians are from an organisation called the Junior Achievement Ghana. They were given practical lessons on how technology can help them to cause positive changes in their respective communities.
Junior Achievement Ghana’s mentoring by AirtelTigo is part of a 5-day Start-Up Academy programme organised in partnership with Aiducation International and Swiss Re Foundation.
The participants are from the various universities across Ghana. Led by AirtelTigo’s Business to Business (B2B), Commercial and Human Resources teams, the young aspiring entrepreneurs underwent Product Development and Go-To-Market Strategies lessons.
They also learnt about appropriate technologies for startups and HR policies.
The CEO of AirtelTigo, Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi, was also involved in the tour. She said such activities are part of the company’s commitment to join hands with organisations like Junior Achievement Ghana. This will go a long way to develop young Ghanaians who have entrepreneurship ideas.
CEO Ng’ambi also advised the need to have more home-grown businesses as a country.
Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana is a non-profit organisation under the Junior Achievement Africa & Worldwide network. This organisation is commited to giving young people the kind of empowerment to gain economic success.
The organisation does this by enhancing the relevance of education through workshops, tours to top companies, lectures from successful entrepreneurs, etc.
Junior Achievement Ghana focuses on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy in its experiential programmes. These programmes encourage the young participants to experience the realities of work and life in our modern world.
With these unique programmes, JA Ghana is bridging the gaps between classroom learning and the learning curve of the real world.