10 June 2013

As part of a regional entrepreneurship awareness campaign, ‘Unlocking Youth Potential’ , a team of volunteers from across Barclays Seychelles will spend half a day coaching some 40 young, aspiring entrepreneurs on Wednesday 12 June, 2013 at the STC Conference Room.

The aim is to introduce the youth to the concepts of entrepreneurship, critical thinking and communication. The ‘Unlocking Youth Potential’ is a platform that will empower the youth with the skills to develop their ideas, grow their business and help them to achieve economic independence.

Commenting on this initiative, Barclays Seychelles Acting Managing Director Gift Moonga said, “As an organisation, Barclays has a clear sense of our business purpose, which is to help people achieve their ambitions in the right way. Our Citizenship agenda captures that purpose. Demonstrating our commitment to the Citizenship agenda is one of our key priorities, and our Stewardship value encourages us to leave things better than we found them. We do this through community investment programmes and the direct efforts of our colleagues.”

Colleen Morel, Head of Citizenship, added ‘‘The ‘Unlocking Youth Potential’ campaign focuses on entrepreneurial education of youth. This initiative is a skills-sharing platform that provides colleagues with volunteering opportunities to promote entrepreneurial thinking and culture among the youth. Through this initiative, we will positively impact not only the ambitions of Seychelles youth, but also the communities in which we live and work.

Seychelles joins twelve other countries in which Barclays has a presence on the continent, in the implementation of this initiative.