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Judges Scoresheet - 1st Pan African Prize for Entrepreneurial Teachers

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Pan African Prize for Entrepreneurial Teachers - Judges Scoresheet

Entrant Details

Full Name & Title Of Entrant:

Stephen Arinitwe

Job Title / Position:

Founder / CEO

Name of School / Institution:

Aristeph Entrepreneurs Centre -ASTEC

Type of Institution:

Private Company

Country:

Uganda

 

Established: 06/09/2008      Annual Income USD:$ 5000       Staff / Volunteers: 10 / 15

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Description of Achievements

Background

Origins & Ambitions: Why and how was this education program established? What does it aim to achieve?

I established Aristeph Entrepreneurs Centre because I felt that I could contribute towards helping the young people in Uganda develop their future.Together with my Team, I train young people how to make a variety of products from local materials including Eco-friendly paper bags, candles, Charcoal briquettes,Agribusiness value addition, mushroom growing, IT and Media Production,Art And Crafts, Mani-cure and Pedi cure, soap detergents among other more others. So far, My project has trained over 15,000 young people. With their newly acquired skills, young people are able to pay their school fees, take care of their families and eventually establish their own Businesses.“We have a problem in Uganda. Parents have failed to provide career guidance to their children. They have also failed to get a right way to mentor their children. I said to myself, I can do something to help these children earn a living. “I think the unemployment related challenges and problems being faced by many Ugandans is one of the biggest obstacles limiting the growth and the development of our country. Our country’s education teaching methodology is more theoretical than practical. The number of graduates who are unemployed months after leaving university has reached a worrying level. They are not practicing what they learnt from their respective institutions, which is a shame.

Your network:

Through Direct approach by organizing come together face to face training and mentorship workshops,Conferences, Business forums, Radio and TV Talk Shows, Inviting young people to our Innovations Hub, plus partnering with Other established organizations / Institutions. Aristeph Entrepreneurs Centre combines a professional experience, practical teaching and learning by touching to train young people in non-formal social cottage enterprises and business management related skills in order to improve in areas of business and strategy development.

Beneficiaries

How many people have directly benefited from your projects in the last year?

15,000

Approximately how many people have benefited from your projects in the wider community in the last year?

1,500

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship: How has their work in education demonstrated entrepreneurship & fostered entrepreneurship in others?

Aristeph Entrepreneurs Centre combines a professional experience, practical teaching and learning by touching to train its scholars in non-formal social cottage enterprises and business management related skills in order to improve in areas of business and strategy development. Aristeph Entrepreneurs Centre seeks to create a generation of young people that use their passion, strength and skills to create work that solves shared problems in their communities. We believe that everyone is born with passion, abilities and a heart that thirsts for purposes. Aristeph Entrepreneurs Centre plans to reach at least 100,000 young people with real hands on and practical income generation skills, incubating and mentoring services to inspire them create purpose driven work. By 2025, Aristeph Entrepreneurs Centre will be the leading brand in East Africa and Africa at large for young people in search for work that makes a difference in society.
Our services include; training both theory and several hands on income generation activities, Incubating and mentoring, and information distribution. We believe that these services are instrumental to;
•Enhancing creative abilities of youth and women to start enterprises that solve community problems and create jobs
•Increasing self confidence among youth and women and accelerate their personal development
•Reducing the time it takes for youth and women to create or find decent work

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Sustainability

Sustainability: How is their education work financially, socially & environmentally sustainable? (Figures should be included where possible)

Aristeph Entrepreneurs Centre has a strong team with high class business incubation and mentoring skills. These have been further enhanced through partnerships with well-known and recognized brands such as Junior Achievement Uganda, Reach A Hand Uganda, Social Innovation Academy, CEDA International and Straight Talk Foundation. The latter brings in experience and skills in establishment and management of enterprises that solve shared problems in communities.
The ready existing size of the market is 3,000,000 Young people aged 18 -30 year old but grows every year because 310,000 graduates from university cannot find work. According to the projections, the volume of business is expected to grow at a rate of 10% per year for the first three years. Table 1 below shows the quarterly milestones for the business for the first two years that will be used to monitor progress
For example With the current innovative marketing strategy of my services and products, I hope to be investing six hundred US dollars ($600) every after three month and this is to generate to me income worth two thousand four hundred US dollars ($2400). Am to achieve this through mobilizing and training two hundred young people every after three month where by each of them will be contributing twelve US dollars ($12) only since my target wider market are slum areas and rural people more especially young people whose parents are living under extreme poverty with no jobs.

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Future Development

Future Development: How would winning an award help to develop your organization or project?

For example With the current innovative marketing strategy of my services and products, I hope to be investing six hundred US dollars ($600) every after three month and this is to generate to me income worth two thousand four hundred US dollars ($2400). Am to achieve this through mobilizing and training two hundred young people every after three month where by each of them will be contributing twelve US dollars ($12) only since my target wider market are slum areas and rural people more especially young people whose parents are living under extreme poverty with no jobs.

Future Plans
My future Plan is to set up a well planned ASTEC Social Innovations Hub with a modern cottage industrial vocation training section, a production plant, well equipped computer laboratory, a website and media section full of modern media equipments for young people to acquire knowledge practically as well expanding to other deep rural communities where same challenges being addressed by my social venture are being faced. I hope to achieve this in less than five years.
I am an Alumni Member of Junior Achievement Uganda, an organization that promotes youth entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial education among young people.
” My efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Over the years, I have been featured in different media and also I have received several entrepreneurial awards like Young Achievers Awards that I won Two times in 2009 and 2011, Represented Uganda in 2013 in South Africa at One Young World Summit, also Won 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Award In Nigeria plus other nominations and plenty of acclaim for my work. As a young entrepreneur,.In 2013,I received international recognition by One Young World in Johannesburg. During the event 1,250 delegates from 190 countries attended and Sir Richard Branson made his first appearance as a One Young World Counselor while Winnie Mandela addressed the delegation during the Closing Ceremony. Arinitwe was a proud flag bearer for Uganda.

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Impact

Impact: What have been the major educational and economic impacts of their work? (Should include figures as well as qualitative information where possible)

So far, My project has trained over 15,000 young people in Both Central, Western And Northern Regions Of Uganda. With their newly acquired skills, young people are able to pay their school fees, take care of their families and eventually establish their own Businesses.

“We have a problem in Uganda. Parents have failed to provide career guidance to their children. They have also failed to get a right way to mentor their children. I said to myself, I can do something to help these children earn a living. “I think the unemployment related challenges and problems being faced by many Ugandans is one of the biggest obstacles limiting the growth and the development of our country. Our country’s education teaching methodology is more theoretical than practical. The number of graduates who are unemployed months after leaving university has reached a worrying level. They are not practicing what they learnt from their respective institutions, which is a shame.”

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Contact Details of Independent Referee

Full Name & Title Of Referee: Josephine Kaleebi
Job Title / Position: CEO
Name of Institution: Junior Achievement Uganda
Type of Institution: NGO
Postal Address of Institution: CEO Junior Achievement Uganda

4th Floor Block B Ntinda Complex

Plot 33 Ntinda Road (Opp. St. Luke’s Church)

P O Box 133 Kampala Uganda
Office: +256 414 340352 Cell: +256 772 509 879

www.j
Country: Uganda
Telephone: +256 772 509 879
Email: josephine.kaleebi@jauganda.org
Web address: www.google.aristephentrepreneurscentre

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