Youths show Canary Wharf big business they have enterprise

Schoolkids have turned entrepreneur on a visit to big business in Canary Wharf—showing not all youths are involved in street disturbances.

They turned up at a summer ‘business school’ trade fair at Bank of America Merrill Lynch last Thursday to sell their handmade products.

The �400 profit made from the day organised with Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership went to the Oxfam East Africa Appeal.

Products ranging from handmade costume jewellery to framed photographs were among the merchandise produced by the young entrepreneurs.

The event followed a week where the students had attended a summer business school, learning about the fundamentals of business, setting up and running a company and being trained effectively by professionals to communicate.


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The trade fair showed the better side of today’s youth—in the wake of last week’s riots and looting.

Education is a key focus for Bank of America which advocates the business community must play its part in helping prevent youngsters falling out of education and into unemployment and crime—giving them a glimpse instead of what they can achieve if they develop the right attitude.

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