AirtelTigo shares practical experience with 40 young aspiring entrepreneurs

Telecom operator, AirtelTigo has hosted 40 young aspiring student entrepreneurs from Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana, to give them practical experience on how technology can help them contribute positively to their communities.

The occasion was part of AirtelTigo’s continued commitment to youth empowerment through information communication technology.

The visit to the company’s headquarters in Accra last Thursday by the young aspiring entrepreneurs, drawn from various universities across the country, was part of a five-day Start-Up Academy programme organised by JA Ghana in partnership with Aiducation International and Swiss Re Foundation. 

The visit afforded the young entrepreneurs the opportunity to interact with the Business to Business (B2B), Commercial and Human Resources teams on topics including product development, go-to-market strategies, technologies that enable start-ups and HR policies.

They were taken on a guided tour of the company’s ultra-modern Data Centre, which houses network infrastructure and stores data for other companies.

 The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AirtelTigo, Mrs Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi, said the visit was as part of “our commitment to partner with organisations such as JA Ghana to develop future leaders for the country’s development through ICT.

She shared some character traits that had helped her grow as a leader such as, having a clear vision and purpose to ensure clarity in the direction they want to go, investing time in reading and developing oneself and being passionate about the goals one is pursuing.

Mrs Kaemba Ng’ambi asked the young people to develop “these habits if you desire to succeed in life as leaders of tomorrow” and challenged them on the need for Ghana and Africa to have more home-grown businesses.

Sharing their experiences on the visit, Patrick Donkor, a student of University of Cape Coast, said: “This visit has helped me to understand how a product is conceived from an idea to when it is eventually brought up in the market. So, as a budding entrepreneur, when I have an idea I don’t have to just start implementing, I have to take it through a series of tests which will let me be sure whether the idea I am putting out there will meet the needs of the target audience.”

Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana is a nonprofit organisation under JA Africa & Worldwide network, dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success by enhancing the relevance of education.

By TIMES REPORTER

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