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The Next Economy Program in 2019

The Next Economy program focuses on upscaling businesses or upskilling young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, between the ages of 18–30, in readiness for the job market and or build sustainable and thriving businesses. The program, which is in its 4th year, focuses on core life skills, employability and entrepreneurship training.

This year we trained our cohort 4, where we had 78 students going through core life skills, out of which 40 students went through entrepreneurship training.

Two testimonials from entrepreneurs who have gone through TNE training:

“TNE has transformed my future, I was a drug peddler and now am running my own legit business (Joe Bead and art). Thanks to the program, I’m now able to communicate effectively with my customers and I have gained the skills that will enable me to scale up my business. I have found my purpose.” Joe

“TNE has exceeded my expectations, I have learnt so much, like how to present my business, I thought I already knew but I didn’t, I can now pitch for funds for my business and market my business effectively through social media. The program was life changing, I am a better entrepreneur.” Esperanza

Here is a breakdown of the number of students that we have trained so far:

  • Core life skills trainees: 1343
  • Employability trainees: 130
  • Entrepreneurship trainees: 140

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Nailab is an accelerator that offers a “Launch out” program for entrepreneurs and “Launch in” program for those seeking employability.

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