University students of Strathmore Business School enjoyed a one week session where they learned the practical skills on entrepreneurship and finance a training offered by CFC Stanbic bank.
The one week forum dubbed Engage Forums, took place from 1st August to 5thAugust where third year and fourth year students from Strathmore University participated.
The students learned a lot on wise decision making, how to start and drive business growth and other topics that are important in entrepreneurship.
Students also learnt about the role of technology to provide clients with lasting and meaningful experiences in diverse sectors.
The initiative is in line with the demand in Kenya for a variety of traditional sources of income and the need to encourage growth of entrepreneurship which is a key to the economic growth.
Speaking at the opening session of the Engage Forums, Abraham Ongenge, Chief Financial Officer, CfC Stanbic Bank said,
“We are privileged to work with Strathmore Business School to build capacity and help create an enabling environment that will help better prepare young people to participate in the new knowledge economy.”
The CfC Stanbic staff who spoke to the students included Elly Odhong, Head of Integrated Channels, Jibran Quireshi, Regional Economist, Wegoki Mugeni, Regional Head of Capital Markets and Veselina Kracheva from Oxford Business Group, among others.
“CfC Stanbic Bank’s participation in the Engage Forums is part of an ongoing commitment to broadly work with stakeholders to drive real progress for individuals and businesses in the country,” added Abraham.
“We are ready to work a diverse group of partners, small businesses, academic institutions, and other stakeholders so as to achieve our goal of providing innovative financial solutions for individual and corporate entities,” he concluded.