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How A Break From Lord Sugar Changed The Fortunes Of This Young Entrepreneur

It takes hard work, determination, and talent to achieve startup success, but getting an early break from a major business leader like Lord Alan Sugar can be a real game changer, as entrepreneur Ross Testa, founder of video and social media agency 3 Heads Agency discovered.

At school, Testa had no idea where his future career lay. While his friends pursued predictable routes into law, medicine, and journalism, he admits that his plans were non-existent. Everything changed when, aged 18, he decided to organize a charity week at school to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust after one of his closest friends, Ellis Haggith, was diagnosed with leukemia.

He says: “I was determined to make it a success, and it was: the campaign raised just under £5,000 in one week. We had support from a lot of businesses and celebrities, and the experience made

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Central Sahel – Shaping peace together with women and young people Statement for International Peace Day

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Mabingue Ngom, Regional Director, West and Central Africa Region, UNFPA and Shoko Arakaki, Director of Humanitarian Office, UNFPA

NEW YORK, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) – The countries of Central Sahel—Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger—face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating.

As the international community responds to the crisis, we must meet immediate needs, and invest in long-term development. We must also work on shaping peace together, the theme of this year’s International Peace Day.

In Central Sahel, shaping peace together requires

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Young Africans need more and better jobs, not more training

When the world rebuilds after the COVID-19 crisis, Africa will have a unique challenge to face: bringing its overwhelmingly young workforce into decent, productive, and secure jobs. Africa has the world’s youngest population, a fact that some hope will mean fewer deaths and serious cases, despite the region’s health care systems being extremely underfunded.

Even before the global pandemic, many young Africans struggled to find productive employment, often finding themselves underemployed or perpetually engaged in low-paid, low-productivity, precarious self-employment. This trend, paired with a persistent, although, we argue, unfounded, worry among political leaders and the international community that some frustrated young people may turn to violent crime, militant extremism, or protest, has fostered a plethora of youth employment initiatives. Most of these initiatives focus on delivering post-school vocational training or entrepreneurship coaching to young people—and their impacts on youth earnings or the overall economy have not been particularly encouraging.

Not

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College distinctions, a young entrepreneurs class and a drop dead graduation date on tap | St. Tammany community news

D.J. Jackson, a business administration major from Slidell, has been named to the Residence Life staff in Shannon Hall at Culver-Stockton College. Jackson and the other 25 other RAs selected returned to school in August to train and prepare for the semester now beginning. They are responsible for developing a healthy, open, safe and welcoming community for all students in residence at the Canton, Mo., college.

Isabel Yarborough, an 18-year-old Covington resident and owner of Flora + Wild, says it was her participation in a previous “Young Entrepreneurs Academy” at Southeastern University in Hammond that taught her the life and business skills that now serve as her career guideposts. “I have found a career path now — what I want to do for the rest of my life,” she said.

It is now time to sign up for local students in grades six through 12 to apply to

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