SwiZimAid Trust in conjunction with TIMES coaching courtesy of Goshen Christian Academy held an entrepreneurship capacity building training seminar for the Nook learners and SwiZimAid volunteers. The training was a two-day seminar which was held on the 24th and 25th of September 2021. The training was attended by a total 23 participants.

The main objective of the Entrepreneurship training seminar was to equip the learners and members at SwiZimAid Trust volunteers with Entrepreneurship Basics, Business Idea generation, Business Planning, Record Keeping, Accounting Basics, Business Financing and Marketing so that they are able to venture into various businesses.

Sub-objectives of the training were as follows:

- Equipping learners and volunteers with knowledge on starting a business

- Improving skills on business management

- Understanding the value of record keeping in business

- Mastering the importance of marketing and undertaking market research before getting into business

- Understanding the legal requirements when starting a business

Feedback from seminar participants

Thandie “I found this training really helpful. One of the most enjoyable and informative seminars I have ever attended. Thank you for organizing and a very special thanks to the great speaker!”

Clara “This workshop has been very inspiriting and I’m really feeling delighted to have been able to be a part of it”

Wadzanai “I found the workshop to be very informative. The knowledge will be invaluable in my professional and personal life.

The entrepreneurship capacity building training seminar was very useful for the learners and volunteers as this will go a long way in assisting the learners who are undertaking various projects to start their own businesses. Due to covid pandemic the numbers of participants had to be reduced to ensure the social distancing required and other covid 19 regulations. Another
training workshop will be conducted for the remaining learners and volunteers. The facilitators have pledged a follow up and after training support to learners and volunteers who intend to set up their own businesses.

by Cornelius Nyereyemhuka

Director & Hub Manager

Development and Project Management Expert