Micro-MBA has been used to train more than 187 000 emerging entrepreneurs in Africa and Latin America, since 1991. Unfortunately, donor-fatigue has set in in recent years. We are facing two significant needs:
1. Cape Town is due to run out of potable water on 12 April. One of the consequences of this is that 50 000 people will lose their jobs! With 50% of the work-force already unemployed, this is a disaster. Trainers and Mentors are an essential component for dealing with this need. It costs a total of $500 to train each community-based Trainer-Mentor. We aim to train at least 10 by the end of February.
2. Ghana’s economy is not able to support the numbers of young people trying to enter the labour market. The training infrastructure is in place, but Trainer-Mentors need to be empowered to offer the Micro-MBA, so that young (and older) people can get excited about self-employment as a viable option. $500 creates a new Trainer-Mentor. We want to create at least 10 by end Feb, some of whom will be elevated to Master-Trainer status in due course.
We will post photographs and status-reports on Instagram (@micro_mba_international) as the training is rolled out