Entrepreneurial skills and Mental Health awareness among young people

The Partnership between Gede and UNICEM in Calabar has recently grown beyond giving educational support to young people in rural communities, to include the training of beneficiaries on entrepreneurial skills which will provide other options to earn a living.
The training included sessions on ‘promoting positive mental health’ through awareness on substance misuse.
It also covered micro-enterprise fundamentals which included an introduction to the business cycle, record keeping, adding-value, marketing, selling for profit and savings using “Making Cent International Micro-enterprise Fundamental Tool Kit”  by  trained resource persons.
At the end of the training sessions, participants realized the importance of entrepreneurial skills in their personal and business development, which motivated them to combine business planning, marketing of products and recognizing opportunities that they could offer.