YEEI is the Global Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Initiative is a free 2 month-long employment and entrepreneurship program launched by Focal Point Global. For 2017, Focal Point Global is partnering with Stanley Enow Foundation and YMCA The Gambia to help secondary school youth in West/Central Africa. It is a selective program that will bring together up to 50 aspiring secondary school entrepreneurs from across Gambia and Cameroon.
Throughout the 2 months, students will be trained in basic employment and entrepreneurship skills, engage with keynote speaker, Cameroonian hip-hop star Stanley Enow, and create a business plan with mentors. These activities will culminate in a business lunch where students will show off their newly acquired knowledge and network with potential business investors.