Cashels aspiring entrepreneurs

Turning a hobby or passion into a business venture was the topic discussed by a group of young people living in Cashel, Co Fermanagh when they attended RYE Workshops in Cashel Community Centre.  Here they learnt the basics of turning an idea into a business.

Cashels aspiring entrepreneurs

A group of participants who attended the RYE workshops in Cashel Community Centre, Co Fermanagh.

Funded by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) under the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation programme, the Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (RYE) is to raise awareness of enterprise and self employment among young people aged between 16 – 30 years.  Managed by RDC in partnership with Advantage outreach activities were delivered to young people living in rural areas, through a series of fun and interactive workshops.

Olga Gallagher, Director said:

“RYE is open to rural young people who want to build and develop the skills required to set up their own businesses.  It aims to give young people information, practical support and signposting to external agencies to help them on their journey.

“The workshops are designed to help the participants identify things they are good at and can do to improve their situation; such as developing an idea, marketing, understanding and managing financial issues, getting to know their competitors and increase their confidence by building on the skills they already have.

If anyone is interested in the RYE programme please contact Gillian Maxwell on gmaxwell@rdc.org.uk or Gail Lees on glees@rdc.org.uk or you can telephone 028 867 66980.

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