Focused on the theme "Unlocking Potential Youth", this working session - the first of its kind - has hit young people from various secondary schools and pre-vocational institutions. Twenty frames Barclays responsible for case management of small and medium enterprises, attended the session. It was about to introduce participants to the concept of entrepreneurship, the mechanics of starting a business, banking procedures, among others. Emphasis was also placed on teamwork.
Barclays had appealed to both business clients, Khedoo Sanjeev, director Pandula Export and Bhurta Devanand, director Prad Paper Products to share their experiences in entrepreneurship. They talked, among other things, the various stages of starting a business: the design and implementation of a project for the production and marketing of products.
The Community Relations Manager at Barclays Mauritius, Renuka Jacquette, welcomed the success of the work session, saying that there is a willingness among young people to be economically independent. Cyril Wong, Deputy Chairman of Barclays Bank Mauritius Limited, was also impressed by the motivation shown by the participants.