Forbes Africa correspondent Peace Hyde has joined forces with Barclays to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in young people to curb youth unemployment.
She has therefore launched the Aim Higher Africa Ignite edutainment series to spearhead the campaign.
The British-Ghanaian started the not for profit organization when she first relocated to Africa after a career in education spanning six years during which she taught Chemistry, Biology and Psychics and rapidly rose to the level of senior management.
“The critical ingredient is getting up and doing something, no matter what, it’s as simple as that. A lot of young people have ideas, but there are a few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer and that is what all these amazing entrepreneurs featured in The Ignite Series have proven. At such a challenging time where youth unemployment is at an all-time high, we need to show our bright young minds that they have the power to do more”, the award-winning journalist said.
The Aim Higher Africa Ignite series is an edutainment series profiling some of Africa’s leading entrepreneurs across the continent from different industries who share on key moments in their entrepreneurial path that led to their remarkable journey to success. Over the past three years, the organization has been engaging entrepreneurs across the continent to learn and develop as entrepreneurs by offering invaluable connections to like-minded peers, provide access to investors, mentorship and financial literacy workshops.