Monday, July 4, 2016

CALL FOR APPLICATION: IGNITE (African Women Agribusiness Incubator Programme) Deadline Extended to July 20.

 CALL FOR APPLICATION: IGNITE (African Women Agribusiness Incubator Programme)

We are pleased to announce that, we are now officially accepting applications for the 2016 Ignite Agribusiness Programme!
Ignite is an African Agribusiness Incubator programme designed to spark job and wealth creation of  through Agripreneurship.
It seeks to nurture and turn ground-breaking ideas into profitable and sustainable Agribusinesses. These Agribusinesses are expected to become sustainable  producing value added goods and services that can not only bring high financial returns, but also increased employment to others, creation of demand for agricultural produce and export opportunities.
Ignite begins with a five month inception phase with two parts. In the first part, fifteen (15) female graduates will be given the opportunity to build a strong set of skills. They will be embedded in a learning program within a rural agricultural setting and learn how to use technology to increase farm produce (the base of all Agribusinesses). The training will be done with strong exposure to a novel green house and in the process also learn entrepreneurial skills such as planning, teamwork, marketing, communication and financial management.
The internship stage is where participants familiarise themselves with agribusiness markets. Moreover, a key part of this last three months of this phase is for graduates to receive hands-on experience from successful agribusinesses and companies.
After the inception, Our bold young women will be placed in an incubation hub where financial,tachnical mentoring and coaching sessions will be provided  as they prepare and finalise a viable business plan to take Agripreneurship flight..

Eligibility Check
Only a maximum number of candidates can be considered for a scholarship based on the following checks. If your application does not meet the eligibility criteria it will be rejected regardless of any effort, time and money you put into it. 

• the degree to which you fit into the target group of the programme
• How potentially profitable and sustainable your Agribusiness idea is.
• How well your plans for your agribusiness are described and how easily they can be implemented.
• If there is a potential for real impact and change in your community.
• No one else is already doing this work in this exact same way.
Who becomes Guzakuza-Ignitor
  • The programme is designed for young women graduates below 35 years
  • Must have a tertiary qualification with at least a formal diploma or a higher tertiary qualification.
  • Available to go through the entire program .
  • Must have a burning desire to start or grow Agribusiness after programme
  • Must have a GUZA idea (Great,Unique,Zealous, Achievable).




Scholarships available
The overall aim of this scholarship is to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled Agripreneurs in Ghana. The scholarship is a contribution towards your costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, field trips.
The participant is expected to cover her personal costs.
The scholarship is awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated applicants who are in a position to start their Agribusinesses with the newly-acquired skills and knowledge .
Participants are expected to bear their own travel expenses to Ignite.


Application procedure
Procedure
Timing
Application opens
Application Deadline
Telephone interview with shortlisted candidates
In person Interviews
Final candidates selected and Offer issued
May 20th, 2016
July 20,2016
July 08-20,2016
July 21-30,2016
July 31 ,2016

 Click here to apply APPLY NOW
http://goo.gl/forms/WRi5mYjwxeuM8xXM2

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Yes, You Can! This is how to get involved.

Guzakuza, a mindset change social enterprise in Ghana in partnership with Apexah have initiated a game-changing programme called IGNITE.
The programme sparks the creation of jobs and wealth through Agripreneurship in young women graduates. 
We are ready to ignite the fire in the bellies of fifteen(15) yonug women this year from July-December(intensive)
VOLUNTEERING AT IGNITE!
Do you want to acquire new skills? Meet new people? Put your talents and passion to good use,Make Impact?
Then think of volunteering for Ignite . Whatever your talent and passion, you have something to do in Guzakuza. All you need is "a can do spirit and attitude"
You can volunteer in many ways:
Be an Ambassador: Spread the word about IGNITE. You can attract new participants, facilitators, volunteers,investors,partners or potential donors. For example you could help out with design, newsletters, translations, write ups right from the comfort of your home or office etc.
  • Expand our network of Twitter followers, Facebook Instagrm and LinkedIn connections
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive database of media contacts
  • Assist with direct mail campaigns
Be a Mentor 
Share your experience with our beneficiaries and coach them to become successful Agripreneurs.

Superhero Mentors: SMs are successful Agripreneurs with several years of experience in the Agribusiness sector. They are normally above thirty five (35) years old.

Big Sister Mentors : BSMs are successful Agripreneurs below 35 years who want to inspire,motivate,teach and share your successful story with an aspiring Agripreneur.

Coaches: Professional coaches (preferably certified).Help us to solve branding(Personal and business) issues.
Be a Facilitator Help us equip our beneficiaries with relevant knowledge and skills.
Be a Fundraiser Ethically raise funds towards Ignite. Our proud fundraisers are creative and come up with their own ideas, we just support them to meet their targets.
Interested persons are expected to fill out an online form or send a brief mail
Sign up form: Please Click Here 


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

We are looking for young women(less than 35 years) with ground-breaking Agribusiness ideas.

We empower you to "help your self and empower others" by creating jobs and wealth with your Agribusiness after the incubation period.

It will be an amazing journey (residential,internships,community service,coaching and mentoring sessions,action learning,field trips,business advisory and development etc.)

Get Ready and watch all Guzakuza spaces for application details soon.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Make Direct Impact. Get Involved. This is How!


Guzakuza, a mindset change social enterprise in Ghana in partnership with Apexah have initiated a game-changing programme called IGNITE.
The programme sparks the creation of jobs and wealth through Agripreneurship in young women graduates. 
We are ready to ignite the fire in the bellies of fifteen(15) yonug women this year from July-December(intensive)
VOLUNTEERING AT IGNITE!
Do you want to acquire new skills? Meet new people? Put your talents and passion to good use,Make Impact?
Then think of volunteering for Ignite . Whatever your talent and passion, you have something to do in Guzakuza. All you need is "a can do spirit and attitude"
You can volunteer in many ways:
Be an Ambassador: Spread the word about IGNITE. You can attract new participants, facilitators, volunteers,investors,partners or potential donors. For example you could help out with design, newsletters, translations, write ups right from the comfort of your home or office etc.
  • Expand our network of Twitter followers, Facebook Instagrm and LinkedIn connections
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive database of media contacts
  • Assist with direct mail campaigns
Be a Mentor 
Share your experience with our beneficiaries and coach them to become successful Agripreneurs.

Superhero Mentors: SMs are successful Agripreneurs with several years of experience in the Agribusiness sector. They are normally above thirty five (35) years old.

Big Sister Mentors : BSMs are successful Agripreneurs below 35 years who want to inspire,motivate,teach and share your successful story with an aspiring Agripreneur.

Coaches: Professional coaches (preferably certified).Help us to solve branding(Personal and business) issues.
Be a Facilitator Help us equip our beneficiaries with relevant knowledge and skills.
Be a Fundraiser Ethically raise funds towards Ignite. Our proud fundraisers are creative and come up with their own ideas, we just support them to meet their targets.
Interested persons are expected to fill out an online form or send a brief mail
Sign up form: Please Click Here 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Greetings from GuzaKuza!



Guzakuza uses Agriculture as an entrepreneurial tool to transform the mindsets of young graduates to see the sector as a business and alternative career.

Contact Us On: 
Tel: +233 302 999 338 (office), Mob:+233 204 999 338, +233 233 667 666

Skype: Guzakuza Ghana
Twitter @ guzakuza
Facebook: Guzakuza




Contact Us On: 
Tel: +233 302 999 338 (office), Mob:+233 204 999 338, +233 233 667 666

Skype: Guzakuza Ghana
Twitter @ guzakuza
Facebook: Guzakuza