YOUTH@Work (Y@W) will host its September Youth Market this weekend, 15th-16th September at the Art Gallery grounds, Honiara.
The event aimed at creating a space where youth who have started their small businesses after successfully undergoing Y@W’s young entrepreneurs component (YEC) to have the opportunity to showcase, sell their products and services, and connect with customers.
The objective of YEC is to set up youths with basic business training and provided them with start-up capital and later support them though mentorship, technical trainings and Youth Market. All this to assist in improving the economic prospects of these young people.
Y@W also extends invitations to young entrepreneurs outside of the programme to come and be part of the two days event.
Wallex Rilifia, Youth market Team Leader, highlights that “this avenue is free therefore encourages youth with businesses to come and take advantage and make use of the opportunity to learn from other young entrepreneurs and create network and meet customers.”
“It will be a good time for the general public to come and show support to our young entrepreneurs”, Wallex explained.
On stage entertainment during the event will include performances by The Island Wizard. Youth Market will also host performing arts through freestyle dance and B-boy competition for talented crews with prizes to be won.
On Saturday, representatives from the body builders federation will put on a show at the event and do promotion on the sport. President of the Body Building Federation, Mr Pius Maemae, when speaking to Y@W Comms said; “it is a chance for youths to become aware of the sport and learn of the health benefits they can gain from.”
—Youth@work Media release