UG launches School of Entrepreneurship, Business Innovation

first_imgThe University of Guyana on Friday launched its School of Entrepreneur and Business Innovation (SEBI) which seeks to educate and develop entrepreneurial, innovative leaders and managers with the needed skill.SEBI will contribute to the development of an entrepreneurial and innovative culture in Guyana, through its training, lecture series, research and outreach efforts.The banner being unveiledThe school’s programmes will facilitate significant cross-discipline collaboration, allowing students in other areas to participate in studies and projects on agro-processing, healthcare management, creative arts management, and environmental management, just to name a few.SEBI’s student philosophy is built around developing students with high standards of professionalism, academics, character, engagement and services.Speaking at the launch, Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Ivelaw Griffith said the launch of SEBI is a historic event not only for the University but for the nation.“This is not only historic for the University but for the nation and the world at large. What we are doing here with the community, with the policymakers, with people in the region and beyond is creating opportunity for not only entrepreneurship in thinking, not only entrepreneurship in dreaming but entrepreneurship in doing,” Griffith said.The new programme sought to embrace a wider community by providing a place for students of the Caribbean to also study at the facility.However, the school has gone beyond the Caribbean Community and even met the ears of the Ambassador of Mexico to Guyana, Ivan Medel who delivered congratulatory remarks.“From its inception, it was a step in the right direction in the moving efforts to jump start Guyana’s economic development and as it brings together academia and the Private Sector, Georgetown and the hinterland, overseas-based Guyanese and the many friends that Guyana has in the Region and indeed around the world,” Medel congratulated.Following other congratulatory remarks, the banner of SEBI was unveiled declaring the school officially open.last_img read more

UEFA president joins Manchester United star Juan Mata’s Common Goal project

first_img1 UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has joined Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata’s Common Goal project by pledging one per cent of his salary to charity.Mata launched the idea in August, having been inspired to use his fame and wealth to help the under-privileged during a charity visit to India this summer.The Common Goal fund is run by the Berlin-based organisation streetfootballworld, which invests in more than 120 football-based charities in 80 countries.Ceferin said: “I firmly believe that football has the power to change the world and I was inspired by Juan Mata to join the Common Goal movement.“It’s great to see a player leading this movement because footballers have benefited greatly from football and this way they can give something back.“I call upon everyone in the football family – players, coaches, clubs and leagues – to show they care about social responsibility and donate to causes that they believe in.”Mata added: “I deeply thank Aleksander for the trust he puts in Common Goal and I can only applaud his gesture and agree with his strong conviction that football can help shape a better world.“He is the first football leader to join our cause and I truly hope that many will follow his example.” UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin last_img read more