The Yes! Team
African YES! (Young EntrepreneurS!) is a program that aims to positively impact a significant amount of African youth by offering them a platform to acquire knowledge, skills and values that will support their development as entrepreneurs. The objective of the 8 weeks program is to provide a guided process that allows the creation of business plans and the generation of a network of contacts critical to become a successful entrepreneur.
How African YES! Works?
The participants (university students) are grouped in teams of four. Each team will complete the creation of a business plan within the eight (8) weeks of the project.
Four international young specialists will be acting as facilitators and guides during the process, also bringing best case practices of entrepreneurs from their countries of origin, expanding the perspective of the local students and increasing their international exposure and mindsets.
Each week local students will work in a different module (marketing, finances, legal registration, product/service delivery, etc) and will receive lectures from external guests from banks, foundations, NGOs, and other institutions linked to the topic of the week. There is also a skill building component – each week the participants will be developing a different ability (negotiation, persuasion, public speaking, etc).
A Board of Experts will be monitoring the process and mentoring the organizing committee as well as the international young specialists.
At the end of the program the local participants will know how to create a business plan, how to access to funding, how to legally register their micro-enterprises and will gain the basic needed skills to become successful entrepreneurs.
ü Launch of the Project: An opening seminar is planned to launch the project. Different recognized personalities will be sharing with us the perspectives of Entrepreneurship as solution for poverty and unemployment and the role of youth in such process.
ü Closing of the Project: At the end of the 8 weeks a closing seminar is planned and a recognized jury will evaluate all the business plans created awarding the best one. In the framework of this seminar we will be discussing the challenges an entrepreneur faces in our country to be successful.
As part of the program that will be run in 13 countries around Africa1, a virtual platform (on-line community) for sharing of experiences of all participants will be created as well as a Hublog were all involved stakeholders will have the opportunity to express their personal learning throughout the project.
In the AIESEC in Africa webpage there will be access to more information about the project and materials used during the process itself.
Find here available TNs
|TN-In-GH-CU-2012-495||YES project||AIESEC CUC||GHANA||12.4.2012||Available|
|TN-In-GH-CU-2012-496||YES project||AIESEC CUC||GHANA||12.4.2012||Available|
|TN-In-GH-CU-2012-497||YES project||AIESEC CUC||GHANA||12.4.2012||Available|
|TN-In-GH-CU-2012-486||YES project||AIESEC CUC||GHANA||16.2.2012||Available|
|TN-In-GH-CU-2012-487||YES project||AIESEC CUC||GHANA||16.2.2012||Available|
|TN-In-GH-CU-2012-488||YES project||AIESEC CUC||GHANA||16.2.2012||Available|
|TN-In-GH-CU-2012-489||YES project||AIESEC CUC||GHANA||16.2.2012||Available|
|TN-In-GH-CU-2012-490||YES project||AIESEC CUC||GHANA||16.2.2012||Available|
|TN-In-GH-CU-2012-491||YES project||AIESEC CUC||GHANA||16.2.2012||Available|