The Ideas Room seminar is the brain child of a collective of young people who form part of KOLOUR Media, a media and communications company and Success Stories Unlimited, a NPO that focuses on youth development.
According to the project coordinator, Nontobeko Skhosana, at KOLOUR Media, the concept was developed mainly to encourage young people to take that first leap and start a business, it is a bold attempt to remind the youth that they can do something for themselves and the generations that follow.
“We grew tired of witnessing the premature deaths of our youth’s dreams. Young people tend to fall victim to the monotony of life and forget about how glorious chasing ones dreams then surpassing them would feel. The Ideas Room is an initiative that is purposely aimed at being what resuscitates these dying dreams” said Skhosana
They extend the invitation to all young people, employed and unemployed, of Mpumalanga province to be part of the Ideas Room because they believe that they will be inspired by the discussions. The event will take place on 14 October at Dream South Business Lounge at Mbombela entry fee is R70. Guest speakers will be Yethu Lushaba, founder of Yethu Lushaba Attorneys, Tshepiso Phosa MD Milviforce, and Tshepo Mashego founder of Relevance for Men.
Young minds are fertile ground. The speakers will implore them to join in planting good seeds. It’s time young people become active participants in the country’s economy.
“The Ideas Room is still at its foundation phase so we will not be able to financially compensate our speakers as yet. We will be ensuring that every session will be worth the attendee’s time, as we will deliver on their needs. There’s an amount of resilience and risk taking that comes with being young, that the business sphere needs” she said
She added that those who cannot afford to pay the entrance fee, but are interested in attending the seminar, must send them their names via email and explain their situation, they will consider them. For more information, please can contact Nontobeko on 079 729 7225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.