Meeting VSO’s ‘youngtrepreneurs’: introducing Social Entrepreneurship

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Today was our first day of pre-programme training with VSO‘s Dfid funded ICS programme alumni, a group of aspiring social entrpreneurs all in their early 20s who finished ICS (International Citizen Service) in Kenya this year. Following three months’ volunteering with organisations who were addressing community issues, they voiced that they wanted to launch social enterprises at the end of the process.

VSO Jitolee who run the ICS programme in Kenya, saw this trend of young Kenyan volunteers expressing an interest or a desire to learn more around social entrpreneurship and contacted _SocialStarters to provide this training.

So here we are.

Our first stop is Eldoret in Western Kenya, a lively youthful town around an hour or two’s drive from Kisumu and Nakuru, Kenya’s largest cities outside of Nairobi and Mombassa.

Our goal? To help the young people VSO Jitolee have recruited for this programme launch new social enterprises – and we’re going…

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