By Portia Sigauke
Harare: More than 600 students from different universities across the country have signed up for the Campus Community Foundation mentorship program which is expected to start in February.
Campus Community Foundation (CCF) mentorship program was launched in December last year with the aim to equip tertiary students with entrepreneurship skills and work related learning.
The mentorship program will see qualifying students going through mentor-ship for an eight months period under the guidance of seasoned professionals with diverse career backgrounds from both the private and public sector.
In a statement, Minister of Youth Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Patrick Zhuwao said the mentorship program was in line with ZimASSET blueprint vision which advocates for the participation of young people in the growing the economy.
“I am pleased to state that Zimbabwe begins 2017 with a clear intent on engaging and investing in its post-independence generation of innovative, enterprising and resilient young people as the empowered society that will achieve a growing economy in line with the ZimASSET vision for An Empowered Society and A Growing Economy,” he said.
Minister Zhuwao said the mentorship program would go a long way in unlocking the innovation and entrepreneurial potential in tertiary student’s thereby creating employment opportunities.
CCF partnered with the Zimbabwe Youth Council’s Youth Employ Zimbabwe with the intention or preparing and identifying young people within tertiary institutions to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country and economic growth.
Several private companies have jumped in to assist in mentoring the mentees.
CCF is a Non-Governmental-Organisation driven by the vision to see colleges churn out generations of wholesomely developed and responsible graduates who will live full lives as generational leaders who live to inspire the next generation.