This article first appeared on Dominica News Online.
As part of the 25th Small Business Assistant Facility programme (SBAF) hosted virtually by GEW Dominica Host Organization, Dominica Youth Business Trust (DYBT) from 7th to the 11th of June 2021 online the winners of the DYBT youth competition who participated in “My Business of the Future” poster competition and “A day in the life of an Entrepreneur- Shadow an Entrepreneur” Essay Competition in March 2021 were awarded.
DYBT Operation Management System Administrator, Dian Laronde said the competitions are in an effort to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of young people.
She said the poster competition targeted students from ages 8 to 11 years under the theme: “My Business of the Future” and was geared at inspiring students to think of future viable enterprises.
The Shadow an Entrepreneur Essay competition targeted young people between the ages 15 to 18 years.
“This activity emphasizes the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit within the context of our society and encourages students to experience the day in the life of successful entrepreneurs,” Laronde stated.
The winners will be given the opportunity to meet and shadow the entrepreneur which he or she wrote about during the Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The winners of the competition are listed below:
For the poster competition the 3rd place prize went to Amiya Vidal of the Salisbury Primary School.
Second place: Kaylyn Joseph and Jaydia Prosper of the Kelleb John Laurent Primary School.
First place: Malisha St Jean, Hannah Joseph and Aiden George students of the Wotten Waven Primary School.
For the Shadow Competition the 3rd place went to Tana Valmond of the Dominica Grammar School
Second place: Kayla Scotland of the Castle Bruce Secondary School
First place: Keara Gardier attending the Convent High School