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Kenya-USA Global Launchpad initiative sparks entrepreneurial spirit among students

A pioneering entrepreneurship program targeting university students is helping transform enterprise management.

The training, under the Kenya-USA Global Launchpad initiative, is meant to equip students with skills that will enable them to engage their critical thinking to identify problems or opportunities in the community then find solutions to addresses identified challenges.

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At the Kibabii University, where students were successfully taken through a four-day intensive training on entrepreneurship, the teams identified various problems as well as opportunities and developed strategies on how to overcome them.

Speaking at the close of the training, Deputy Vice Chancellor for planning, partnerships, Research and innovation Prof. Samuel Mbugua challenged the students to embrace the concept and be action oriented.

“Critical thinking is an essential part of the problem-solving process as it helps one identify a problem or issue, create inferences on why the problem exists and how it can be solved, collect information or data on the issue, make key decisions, develop and execute solutions.” Noted Mbugua.

According to Dr. Churchill Saoke, a champion for societal change, by sparking the inherent abilities of the students, they can be agents of change and transformation in their generation.

He challenged the students to use the skills acquired to transform their communities saying the aspirations of the project are to spark entrepreneurial spirit among students and to leverage on collaboration so as to find solutions to the challenges within their communities.


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