The Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has joined the global community to celebrate the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship with series of activities part of which public lecture was organized for students of secondary schools in Kano state in order to install and broaden their entrepreneurial ability. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Global Entrepreneurship Week was first formally announced in November 2007 by Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, and Gordon Brown, then the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and it provides a platform for thought leaders to work together in fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem—examining research, public policies and successful approaches to promoting startups and growth.
Three presentations were designed and delivered at the lecture by different speakers. The first presentation on the Concept of Entrepreneurship was delivered by Kamal Garba Alhassan, the second on “Enterpreurship Opportunities in ICT” by Sufyan Lawal Kabo of Digital Film Base and the third Entrepreneurship and Passion was delivered by Hajiya Maimuna Abubakar Anka, Managing Director, Glamour Fashion Design. All the presentations have triggered optimism in the participants. In particular Hajiya Maimuna promised to work with some of the students in her company as well help them realize their potentials upon after their zeal in tailoring, fashion and design.
Male and female students from twelve secondary schools were invited alongside their teachers and members of Parents Teachers Association (PTA). The students made an exhibition of samples of the entrepreneurial skills at the lecture which include making perfumes, shoes and bags, beads, weaving, dying, catering, and even more striking was the virtual display of the multi interchange flyover bridge and Kano Government House beautifully designed by some students.
The event was attended by representative of Kano state Commissioner, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Special Assistant to the Governor of NGOs Dr. Abdulhadi Zuabairu Chula, representative of Mobilizing for Development, Northwest University Young Enterpreneurs Club, Civil Society Organizations, media, Fa’ida Women Multipurpose and other youths from several associations.
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