Working with young people in the Leadership Academy South Sudan and other regional partners, AYM+MIT have developed a replicable entrepreneurship program to be piloted in South Sudan, matriculating 45 youth through the program yearly. The goal of the South Sudanese Youth Entrepreneurship Program is to facilitate the development and growth of students through an exploration into creative and self expression. At A Youth Mind, we believe that entrepreneurship is collaborative and driven by one's story.
Our involvement in South Sudan began with a photography and storytelling project focused on identifying similarities and differences between young people in South Sudan, Austin, and Southern India. On September 26th, AYM held a brainstorming day in Leadership Academy SS to implement creative thinking into the education process and begin to introduce students to the concept of entrepreneurship as a means to solve problems they see everyday.
Moving forward, AYM is working with JHub, the only co-working space operating in South Sudan, on running the South Sudan Youth Entrepreneurship Summit, implementation of the Youth Entrepreneurship Program, and ongoing involvement with graduate students from our initiative.
SOUTH SUDAN YOUTH ENTREPreneurship summit
A Youth Mind, in partnership with MIT Launch and Lone Star - Africa Works, developed a week-long youth-entrepreneurship summit to be implemented within the daily schedule of boarding schools. The focus of the summit is to plant the seed for ongoing efforts by young people in entrepreneurship and to draw the bridge between entrepreneurship, peace, and sustainability.
South sudan youth entrepreneurship program
Following our S.S. Youth Entrepreneurship Summit, we've created a curriculum structured around ongoing engagement with entrepreneurship and the development of one's own entrepreneurship endeavor. Our curriculum is currently designed to overlay on the Ugandan Educate! Entrepreneurship Curriculum.