INJAZ Motivational Talk:

INJAZ is a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, it works with the youth to develop skills in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. On 14th February2013 its corporate volunteers in collaboration with Employees Barclays Bank PLC Pakistan, conducted an interactive training session on developing entrepreneurial skills among the students of grades IX and XI. Their aim was to motivate students to be creative and innovative in their ideas, understand the business scene and undertake business ventures. The volunteers introduced students to the concept of self-employment; setting up and running a business; problem solving and decision-making skills; undertaking risks and aspiring for success.

The session began with the volunteers recounting their motivating experiences, how they took risks, and creatively initiated their businesses, with their risk culminating into success, making them prosperous entrepreneurs. A total number of 140 students attended the workshop. They were divided into twelve groups and were given questionnaires to help identify their personality traits. Later, considering their personality traits, they were encouraged to come up with a plan of online business venture, their planning for the next five years, their sources of finance and ways to market their product. Each group was assisted by a volunteer who helped students with their problems at different stages. This activity led to a small presentation by each group on their business plan and the way to conducting it successfully. The enthusiasm of all the participants was further intensified when they were informed that the best group would win a prize. Groups presented their ideas of starting an online ‘joota-jooti’, ‘qasai-online’ and ‘event management’ businesses, which were immensely liked both by the students and the judges.

The students and the management thanked them for such a proactive and informative session. This interactive session ended on a thank you note by a member of the INJAZ Organization and the Principal.

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