Youth in Social Enterprise: Microsoft partners with LEAP Africa
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Today we share with you a brief story written by Kehinde Ayeni of Communication and External Affairs of LEAP Africa, and few pictures from Youth in Social Enterprise Conference, which was powered by Microsoft in partnership with LEAP Africa and held on March 9, 2013.
Microsoft partnered with LEAP Africa to hold Youth in Social Enterprise Conference on March 9, 2013.
The conference which held to mark NGO Day themed “Social Entrepreneurship: A rising trend in Africa” brought together a group of young social entrepreneurs and aspiring social entrepreneurs to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the evolving trend.
There was a panel of discussants which included, Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu Smallholders Foundation, Ore Somolu; CEO W-Tech, Rachel Sonubi, Lanre Messan, Katja Nwator- Tony Elumelu Foundation. Also at the conference were Tolu Sangosanya, LOTS Foundation, Debola Williams; CO-founder Redstract Communications, Segun Shetan and Omotanwa Sulaiman, Founder Erin Magazine. These individuals shared their personal experiences with participants at the conference and had an avenue to exchange ideas with all youth present.
Through the group breakout session led by Oje Ivagba , Director Programmes at LEAP Africa, these young social entrepreneurs evaluated existing project ideas of group members with a view to learning and suggesting further ideas that can help sprout youth social enterprises.
The participants were richly inspired by the panel and excited about the expose on possibilities of utilising Microsoft tools in support of social good.
It is our opinion at Social Works Watch™ (SW2) that the social, economic and political future of Africa is in the hands of young people, who will arise in every area of human endeavour, take a decision to swim against the tide of selfish acquisition of wealth and survival mentality, which permeate the continent of Africa today and provide leadership in thinking and acting beyond their personal interest. This we believe conferences like this seeks to achieve.
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