Forex trading company 51 Capital is now has announced a new initiative geared at empowering the youth by boosting education, literacy and rewarding creative essay writers.
51 Capital, an award-winning forex trading company under the Candy Candy stable is rolling out the literacy campaign to award schools with students exhibiting strong entrepreneurial nous.
“Entrepreneurship is not just the preserve of the adults and the rich. Entrepreneurship is a human talent that anyone can venture into regardless of age, creed, tribe, gender or social disposition,” Joe Kariuki, 51 Capital CEO said when announcing the rolling out of the new initiative.
According to Kariuki, 51 Capital has launched the nationwide campaign to tap into the entrepreneurial talents of the school going kids.
“We want to see just how well-versed they are in matters business,” said Kariuki.
Titled Project U&I, the initiative is aimed at ensuring that students gain entrepreneurial skills while still in school.
“We want to enrich the minds of our young people and empower them, by assisting them with the equipment and information needed,” added Kariuki.
Participants must be 12 to 18 years old and must belong to an institution – either a school or a church.
Interested applicants must demonstrate that they are open to grabbing an opportunity to learn and compete through 51 Business Club-Project U&I by submitting a strictly 1,000-word essay on entrepreneurship.
“The topic for the essay is ‘Importance of Entrepreneurship’,which should be in either English or Swahili. You must show in your essay that you have done enough research on business and entrepreneurship to be ranked among the best performing. The essay will be uploaded directly to our (51 Capital) website by the institution,” Gathoni Waweru, Head of Operations at 51 Capital said.
By participating in this project, the institutions get to showcase their prowess in understanding business, research and literature as well as earn a positive reputation
51 Capital will also give lessons on forex trading, how to operate digital currencies, business profiling, among other important lessons.
The winning student will be supplied with free books for three years while their institution free computers.