Financial Entrepreneurship Skill Building Program:
The Entrepreneurship skill building program is a platform to provide opportunities for the youth to develop soft skills and knowledge. Through this program youth acquire necessary information about economic activities, enterprises and understand available support system in their surroundings. It is an extension to Aflateen program of MelJol. This program takes youth through the journey of enterprises with a space to reflect on one’s own interest and abilities to be an entrepreneur.
The Entrepreneurship skill building program inculcate positive attitude among youth by providing various learning opportunities and developing different life skills such as problem solving, decision making, team work, critical thinking, planning and budgeting, time management, etc. This program is an experimental laboratory that will be run, initiated and managed by the youth from age 16 to 22 years. Expert guidance and support, smart exposure to entrepreneurial ideas and activities would be the key features of the Lab.
The Entrepreneurship Skill building Program thus aims at providing a gamut of different life choices that youth can exercise in their lives to become successful leaders, confident individuals, responsible economic citizens and effective contributors to society.
Objectives Of Enterpreneurship Lab:
1.To develop citizenship skill of youth and increase awareness about self and society around
2. To impart knowledge about Indian economy and various livelihood options among youth to make better life choices
3. To describe and practice responsible use and accumulation of financial, natural and other kinds of resources (people, planet and profit)
4. To acquaint youth with the world of enterprises and equip them with necessary soft skills for the future
5. To facilitate experiential learning on starting up any micro-enterprises as a source of livelihood
Expected outcomes of Entrepreneurship Lab
Youth learn about the concept of saving and spending, planning and budgeting, enterprises and financial-non financial institutions
Youth are able to positively position themselves in their developmental environment
Youth have their formal bank accounts and demonstrate financial knowledge and skills
Youth enhance their employability and entrepreneurial skills and gain knowledge on positive career choices
Youth maintain changes in their financial behaviour
Youth avail various govt. schemes on livelihood
Youth plan start up business models by applying various entrepreneurial skills