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Young Entrepreneurs Council Looks For New Members To Make A Difference Here

  The newly-elected leadership team of the Young Entrepreneurs Council is looking for more members to join them in making a difference in Fiji. The Council is the Fiji Commerce
17 Dec 2016 11:00
Young Entrepreneurs Council Looks For New Members To Make A Difference Here
Litia Naigulevu Ashley is the new chairperson of Young Entreprenuers Council.

 

The newly-elected leadership team of the Young Entrepreneurs Council is looking for more members to join them in making a difference in Fiji.

The Council is the Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation’s (FCEF) 8th council focused on “Young Entrepreneurs” in Fiji. The council was formally launched on June 25.

Its main objective is to be a national advocacy and technical council that can engage legislation makers and effect policy change.

This is with the aim to support the employment aspirations of members and potential young entrepreneurs.

The council is targeting those under 40 years old and running a business (including informal and family run business).

Those of qualify can register now for free to be a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council.

The newly-elected chairperson of the council is Litia Naigulevu Ashley.

She said: “We the YEC leadership will be picking up on the great work already done by the outgoing interim chair Shivam Reddy and the consultant funded by ILO, Avinit Narayan.

“That includes providing down-to-earth solutions to some of Fiji’s socioeconomic issues like school drop-out rates, poverty and unemployment.

“To ensure members get something out of being part of the council we’d like to engage and pay for their skills and services in the community projects and initiatives that we take on.”

One of their upcoming projects includes partnering with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to implement a Young Entrepreneurship Recognition Award in 2017.

Members should also expect to take on a more active role in bringing hope and supporting entrepreneurship in Fiji.

FCEF chief executive, Nesbitt Hazelman, said: “Where possible, we’d like YEC members to also be part of speaking opportunities and partnerships with the community, public sector, private sector and civil society.

To show their commitment to making this a success, the YEC leadership team have appointed Cathy Petersen to handle their publicity and marketing in the first three months of next year.

Ms Petersen owns The Little Chiefs, an 8 month-old online business selling pre-loved childrens’ clothing that targets working parents.

“She (Cathy Petersen) was able to build her brand so quickly from scratch getting 12,000 likes on her Facebook page within six months – so it was an easy decision to make,” Ms Ashley added.

Feedback:  rachnal@fijisun.com.fj


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