As I pen this note to my 2 faithful readers,I am watching an episode of “Saved by the Bell”. The students were in class and all had presentations to make to explore a real business that they will start.
After each presentation,the teacher asked if the student if the really believed in the product? When the response was positive , the teacher gave each student an envelope with $100 USD as seed money. He told them to plant that seed and make it grow. He reminded the students to remain motivated.
The next order of business was to get a name for it ,followed by appointment of Presidents. Initially the friends ,the stars of the show ,decided to make “friendship bracelets “. The students believed that their ideas were worth millions. After one week,the students had to explain the progress of their respective businesses.the students reported on net profits and marketing strategies.
I was amazed that such a course existed and the time frame was in the 90’s. This will make a great change to our economy in Trinidad. Students will become empowered,and after graduating they can pursue their business full time . There many degree holders who are unemployed because they lack soft skills , or income generating skills.
The author is an attorney at law based in Trinidad.She specialises in AML/CFT and Fraud Risk Management . Website : http://asydneygroup.com.
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