Monday
January 21
2019

The social entrepreneur equipping youth with skills of the future

By Mustafa Alrawi

The first obstacle to meeting the challenge of job creation in commodity producing countries is breaking a mind-set among young people of complacency and engaging them enough to develop the skills needed for the roles of the future, according to a leading social entrepreneur from Colombia.

Juan David Aristizabal is the founder of social enterprise Los Zuper, which uses a mix of media content and live events to inspire young people to equip themselves with the capabilities needed for the future.

At the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos this week, Mr Aristizabal will be encouraging the private sector to do more to engage young people – including providing more grants and challenges aimed at developing specific skills.

Photo courtesy of David Weekly.

Source: The National (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Entrepreneurship
Tags
economic development, employment, jobs, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, youth employment