NCB helps inner-city youths become entrepreneurs

Published: Monday | December 30, 2013 Comments 0
Jevonne Green, one of the AYF programme trainees, works on a client's graphics on his laptop. He is captured cropping his work with a guillotine.
Jevonne Green, one of the AYF programme trainees, works on a client's graphics on his laptop. He is captured cropping his work with a guillotine.
From left; NCB's Group Corporate Communications Manager Belinda Williams; technical advisor Paul LeClerc; Poverty Reduction Programme Manager Eleanor Henry; Area Youth Foundation's General Manager Daval James Bell; and Chairman Sheila Graham chuckle as AYF catering trainee and cook Dwight Wilson shares his recipe for a delicious jerked chicken neck.
From left; NCB's Group Corporate Communications Manager Belinda Williams; technical advisor Paul LeClerc; Poverty Reduction Programme Manager Eleanor Henry; Area Youth Foundation's General Manager Daval James Bell; and Chairman Sheila Graham chuckle as AYF catering trainee and cook Dwight Wilson shares his recipe for a delicious jerked chicken neck.
Area Youth Foundation (AYF) trainees meet with sponsors and administrators. - Contributed Photos
Area Youth Foundation (AYF) trainees meet with sponsors and administrators. - Contributed Photos

In a low job market, uneducated, unskilled youths who reside in stigmatised communities, such as Denham Town, Rose Town, Trench Town, August Town, Cave Valley, New Haven and Waterhouse, have little chance of finding employment and often become easy prey for recruitment into criminal activities.

Helping young men and women from these communities to 'Put Their Best Lives Forward', NCB Foundation (NCBF), through its partnership with the Area Youth Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, is providing a boost so that they can turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality. NCBF, supported by the European Union and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, has assisted with purchasing equipment and materials to aid in starting up businesses such as graphic arts, videography and editing, cosmetology and catering.


 

 

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