Think Outside The Box, MC Sam Advises Kiambu Youth.



Mr. Sam Chege, a 2017 aspiring candidate in the Kamenu Ward, has advised the youth not to allow their backgrounds to hinder them from pursuing their ambitions.

In an inspirational presentation, MC Sam narrated his humble background to illustrate the possibility of how people with nondescript beginnings could make it in life adding that all the youth needed was to acquire innovation and entrepreneurship skills.

“What are you waiting for?  Get out there and create your future,” MC Sam challenged the students of Thika Institute of Business Studies (TIBS) during the 2016 Mr. & Miss TIBS Beauty Pageant at their institution grounds.

He told them that every problem in life was a business opportunity adding that by our nature, human beings were curious problem solvers. The problem and the quest for the solution drove our spirit into looking for solutions. As young entrepreneurs the youth were expected to see problems, think about solutions, take action, learn, fail, and try again. Eventually, a solution will be found, bringing forth the money that they all sought for.   
“Being an entrepreneur does not have to start after you leave school. You got to think about the opportunities that are first within your area of jurisdiction and exploit them to your own advantage. There are many challenges out there, but do not be discouraged; persevere as you pursue your dreams,” he added.

He warned the students over relying on that old promise made by our education system which said if one worked really hard in school, they would be almost guaranteed a job as a reward for their efforts. He lamented that a generation of young people who were unsure of themselves and their value, ended being dumped by their educational system in a world that is fundamentally different from how it was 50 or even 10, years ago

“More and more students are realising that they can’t pass their degree in for a job upon graduation anymore. The normal path to growing your career is non-existent because in today’s world, you can’t rely on anything or anyone to make you successful. A recent survey found that most employers expect students to have at least one internship, yet only half of them are bringing on new interns. Very few actually hire them into full-time positions anyway. You therefore have to be accountable for your own career and create your own path,” he added.

“Entrepreneurship is a huge engine for the country and it’s going to be more and more important in the coming years. Your greatest success will only happen when you graduate into doers, makers and cutting-edge thinkers the world needs.”

He however chided the reluctance by banks and other financial institutions to fund young entrepreneurs which he said was affecting efforts geared at reducing youth unemployment. He encouraged the youth to take advantage of opportunities such as the Kiambu Biashara Fund and the Uwezo Fund to help them climb to the top of the entrepreneurship ladder.
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