By Flavia Ajok
HOIMA: Secondary school students, together with their teachers, have been challenged to embrace entrepreneurship skills to enable them to be job creators and have a better life in the competitive world.
This was revealed while monitoring the progress of the Mandela Secondary School Relish Meals Project, a scheme they started last year in May with seed capital support from Stanbic Bank after winning the Stanbic Bank National Schools Championship.
Diana Ondoga, the manager of corporate social investment at Stanbic Bank Uganda, says after Mandela Secondary School emerged as the winner of the Stanbic Bank national schools championship, they gave them some seed capital to boost their relish meals project and have followed up to see how they used the money and how the business is progressing.
Ondoga challenged students and their teachers to embrace entrepreneurship ideas because of the new curriculum so that they can be job creators in the complete world.
Macline Nakato, the patron of relish meals and also a teacher at Mandela Secondary School, revealed that since last year to date, the project has registered numerous progresses and that many students have embraced it and gained courage and confidence in business.
Lora Kentimba, the outgoing CEO of relish meals, said the main aim of choosing relish meals was to attract students to be able to eat school meals since they are bad, as claimed by many students from different schools.
Whitney Rosette Akugizibwe, the incoming CEO, says she will put much effort into seeing that Mandela Secondary School partners with other schools so that students can access Relish Meals products and also make sure that the products are sold in supermarkets.
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