Vice-President Vincent Meriton, the minister responsible for the department of Industry and Entrepreneurship Development, visited the Heritage and Cultural Education Services (HCES) on Friday last week as part of his regular visits to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
The Department of Industry and Entrepreneurship Development (DOIED) successfully completed its Second Edition of the Schools Entrepreneurship Competition (SEC), which was launched on the 1st of June 2020.
This year’s theme was related to the novel Coronavirus hence, the competition was designated “Living with COVID-19 – A Student’s Perspective” as opposed to last year “Future Businesses”. This is because COVID-19 has brought about a ‘new normal’ and has recalibrated the entirety for students schooling, socializing and playing in schools. It is believed that such interruptions to young people’s lives and routines may lead to fear and anxiety, which later transforms into attitude issues. Therefore, what better way to change the mindsets of youths by having them face their concerns through a competition that by encouraging them to solve their challenges with an innovative business solution.
The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, officially launched the 50 Million African Women Speak platform in Seychelles in a virtual ceremony at Eden Bleu today. This event coincides with Orange Day marked on the 25th of every month to spread awareness about violence against women.
The 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWS) is a digital platform which is available via web and mobile devices as an app. The platform is intended to empower millions of women in Africa to start, grow, and scale-up businesses by providing a one-stop-shop for their specific information needs.