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Anzisha Case Studies: Resources for educators to encourage youth transitions into entrepreneurship

Young people need to develop entrepreneurial aspirations, improve their entrepreneurial leadership, confidence, and skills, and be ready to explore non-traditional career paths.

At Anzisha, we believe that educators like you can play a pivotal role in preparing them to navigate this changing world of work.

How, you ask?

Through case studies!  By zooming in on real-life situations, case studies reflect familiar or relatable worlds to students, who in turn can extract lessons from the cases and apply them to their own lives. With this in mind, case studies outlining the entrepreneurial journeys of young Africans can inspire their peers around the world to follow similar paths.

Why our case studies?

For more than a decade, we have developed, tested, and shared models of entrepreneurship education. We have funded research and programs to seek solutions for how best to support very young entrepreneurs. With African Leadership Academy as our primary testing ground, we have experimented, iterated, and improved upon our resources and toolkits.

We are not new to this work. Our case studies are African stories that showcase a variety of entrepreneurial journeys and that resonate globally.

DOWNLOAD individual cases, like:

Yaye Souadou Fall

Souadou’s family initially did not approve of her decision to pursue entrepreneurship. Instead, they encouraged her to seek opportunities abroad or else more traditional employment in Senegal. Even though a professor had helped Souadou with her business plan for E-Cover, it only really took off when her mother allowed her to use her cement mixer on their terrace.

Yaye Soudaou Fall obtained 1st runner-up at the 2016 Anzisha Prize Awards and during COP 22, she was recognized for her activity in favour of the environment. Image Credit: The Woman Post | Maria Claudia Londoño

Souadou came up with the business idea at age 19. Discover some of the challenges she faced in this case study about her business, E-cover.

Karidas Tshintsholo was born in Enkangala Township near Pretoria, South Africa. The son of an enterprising domestic worker, Karidas took pride in trying to solve challenges or fill gaps with whatever resources he had at his disposal. Propelled by this mindset, Karidas went on to start ventures, including a clothing manufacturing business and an agritech company.

So, how did the boy from Ekangala go from hustling in his neighbourhood to founding award-winning, job-and income-generating businesses?

Learn more by downloading the case study here.

Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown
Lynn is a content marketer that focuses on brand storytelling through digital platforms. Skilled in a background of web development, search engine optimization and content production, Lynn is excited to utilize over 10 years’ experience in digital marketing to help grow the ecosystems that support Africa’s very young entrepreneurs to ensure their success.

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