by Kateeba | Nov 29, 2014 | Blog
Building the Business Relationship between Scotland and Malawi
Scotland has a special link with Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, dating back to the work of missionaries and Dr David Livingstone. For 150 years Scots have worked with the people of Malawi, helping them to develop their education and health systems. The Scottish Government heavily supports International Development within Malawi.
Tip: Hold an icebreaker session with your client The entrepreneur’s comfort level and trust throughout the project is very important. An icebreaker session helps people get to know each other and buy into the purpose of the project. In your icebreaker session, you and the entrepreneur can introduce yourself and share some details about your life, your hobbies, your job, and your family. This paves the way for a smooth, successful project. Sola Sandra Mugwang’a
Saturday, 29 November 2014
by Kateeba | Nov 14, 2014 | Blog
100 clients, a birthday party and meeting the Malawi High commissioner
The GROW London team were welcomed to Malawi House by His Excellency Bernard Sande, the Malawi High Commissioner to the UK to celebrate 2 years of work in Malawi.
GROW volunteers heard about the Malawian Government’s ‘Malawian Development Strategy’ and their focus on ‘Sustainable Economic Development’. GROW was honoured and recognised for its importance in helping to drive the performance of Malawian entrepreneurs. His Excellency thanked all GROW volunteers and urged them to continue even through the challenges of communication and network problems.
The evening represented a milestone achievement with the 100th client having completed the programme. Meli Glenn, an Education consultant who worked with our 100th client, Rose, a nursery school entrepreneur in Lilongwe was presented with an award by His Excellency.
During 2015 GROW looks forwards to expanding its working with more entrepreneurs and growing the support from the Scottish volunteers.