By Makundi Senzota
Arusha Technical College conducted entrepreneurship trainings for its students with the aim of giving them skills to create employment through innovation with the purpose of solving various social problems in the society.
The one-week training was supported by Nuffic and the East African Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP). The Netherlands Ambassador to Tanzania, His Excellency, Mr. Wiebe de Boer, was the Chief Guest at the opening of the official opening of the training.
In his speech, H.E Boer said that innovators will achieve their targets after school if they are able to change their innovation ideas into commercial products.
“The most important thing in entrepreneurship is that the student should be able to transform innovative ideas into products to make business and get money. These students have already been given skills on how to make good innovative ideas and we seen how they defended them,” H.E Boer said.
On the other hand, the winners of the competition said they have come up with an electric machine which can store and preserve female pads whereby the machine will be placed at various places in town in order to help women who fails to catch their menstruation period to access the pads easily wherever they are.
The Writer is a Public Relations Officer at Arusha Technical College