All posts tagged with: entrepreneurship

Bangles for Basics…

Posted December 12, 2014 no picture Rafia Saleem

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Member since February 26, 2011
  • 8 Posts
  • Age 27

“I earn more than my husband”, Naila states while a customer approaches her shop. The sentence was ordinary but her poise struck me more than anything. “He worked as a Security Guard for a local bank but later became jobless. When this happened, we had nothing to eat for days. At first I waited for a miracle; then decided to take the leap of faith,” she continues. “With a start-up loan of PKR 15,000; I set up a small grocery shop. Five years on, the shop has a steady busi...


Youth (un)employment

Posted November 10, 2014 Avatar Pao Suárez

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Member since February 13, 2014
  • 29 Posts
  • Age 20

Employment is an essential topic in public policy because for many a job is much more than a salary. It´s the path to acquire what´s needed to break social restrictions and to raise generations of professionals who give back to their country (and the world) with the product of their investigation, entrepreneurship and functionality. These restrictions are often overcome through the social mobility built upon education and employment, that´s the reason why parents don’t hes...


Entrepreneurship: the best solution for unemployment

Posted October 22, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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Member since June 7, 2014
  • 25 Posts
  • Age 20

For a nation to succeed, it is crucial that it’s people should be able to enjoy a decent life. Their purchasing power has to speak for the quality of life they enjoy. In achieving this, a major factor to be considered is the employability and the the employment status of the people. I think we all agree that the first group who should be prioritised in terms of employment is the youth. It is the youth who are employed who can contribute most effectively to the national economy an...


Voices of Youth Inspire! “Don’t let the society make choices on your behalf”

Posted August 8, 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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  • Age 20

In my last post about the story of Siddhartha Nanayakkara, I mentioned that I immediately thought of two people when I read through Assignment #5 for Interns. I am writing about the other person today, who is also a very close friend of Siddhartha. He is an entrepreneur, trying his luck in the flourishing IT industry of Sri Lanka. This is how my interview of him unfolded. Your name: Pasan Thilakasiri Your age: 20 Where are you originally from and where do you curre...


When I saw Assignment #5 – to create an 'Inspire!' portrait by interviewing a young person who has an interesting job or career and who you think would be an inspiration for youth – in the VOY Blogger Info Packet that my Internship Manager sent me last June, two people instantly came into my mind. I am writing about one of them today. I thought it would be best if I do away with the ‘Inspire!’ profile format, so here it goes. He is Siddhartha Nanayakkara. I first met...


The true infrastructure to growth

Posted March 11, 2014 no picture The Am·bas·sa·dor

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No matter what age you are, it is possible to reach a stage of spiritual knowledge, understanding and wisdom to teach. Now to teach these things they must be lived in order to guide the listening ear because the truth will speak when you don’t have to. There is a need for a support system that allows growth and stability for higher learning. The balance of life is critical to ones state of being. There are gifts that will be exercised and they need to be recognized under certain...