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I Can- Young Entrepreneurs Program

by Yeukai Taruvinga in Erith, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th May 2021 we successfully raised £1,539 ( + est. £42.25 Gift Aid ) with 29 supporters in 189 days

To support 25 disadvantaged young people aged 11-18 years, to set up their own business as a gateway to improve future career and prospects.

by Yeukai Taruvinga in Erith, England, United Kingdom

Our pledge for, "I Can" Young Entrepreneurs Program 


Young people from the black and ethnic minority communities experience multiple challenges when it comes to employment, challenges only made worst by the impact of the Covid Pandemic. 

So what’s our solution?   

The “ I Can” Program, an innovative interactive, online entrepreneurial programme

It offers them a path to thrive through the benefit of their own ideas and turn their passions and talents into independent, secure income and even potentially a sustainable business. 

We are looking to raise £8,000 to offer “ I Can” to 25 young people (age  11-17years ) through the provision of a full year of one to one intensive, holistic support from expert training, mentoring and also a small amount of seed money to kickstart their ventures

Some stories from  of one of the participants from our successful Pilot of 17 Young People

During lockdown we delivered a pilot scheme to 17 young people from Bexley offering practical and interactive online entrepreneurial training.  



Mary's Story   

"Throughout the Active Horizons programme I have learnt how to bookkeep. This has helped with my business, because now I know how to keep track of my expenses and work out how much profit I have made every month. I have also learnt how to market and advertise my business, via social media and word of mouth. This has helped with the growth of my business massively. The programme has also developed my communication skills and how to confidently speak to new people and share my ideas with them. I have successfully registered my business with my local council and am in the process of making a business bank account. This so that I can keep my pocket money separate to my business money." (Mary 14years- With her Bakery Business)


Tadiwa’s Story

Tadiwa wants to be a business owner when he grows but his already pursing that dream through his business. Another creative very passionate about what he does. He makes designs come alive. Pictured is a Young business man,  Tadiwa Nyemba of Million Designs.


Munya’s Story

Talented, creative and hard working  aspiring Landscaper. This is Munya Nyemba of Landscape illustration. Through the support of Active Horizons he had managed to take steps towards developing his passion. 

Pictured is a Young creative Munya Nyemba of Landscape illustration.


About Active Horizons

 Set up in 2006, Active Horizons is a Charity aimed at raising the voice and engagement of young people from the Black Minority and Ethnic Community  (BAME) living in London.

We offer activities promoting self-development, diversity and making positive contributions towards community development based around three overarching flagship programs. Which are 

  • Young Leadership & Development
  • Creative Minds
  • Mentoring

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