Helping young people find their potential

Name: Shale

Surname: Pako

Province:Mpumalanga

Facebook:pakoshalein@gmail.com

Shalien Pako describes herself as a young woman who loves to empower young people by using their potentials and skills to create job opportunities. She loves being in an environment outside of her comfort zone because she gets to release her true gift and abilities.

Why did you decide to be part of the ACTIVATE! Network?

I saw ACTIVATE! as a great platform to meet with peers who speak the same language, which can be racism,unemployment,poor educational system and act which will give me correct tools.

What did you enjoy the most about training?

I enjoyed the LEMON task & networking with powerful leaders

How has training helped you or changed your perspective?

It changed me in a massive way because I built my networking approach and also worked on establishing a manufacturing factory of couches with my business partner.

What do you think the role of the youth is in developing the country?

I am planning on establishing a campaign that will help young people find their potentials and use it to follow a career path or build a business.

What is your field of interest?

I am interested in empowering young entrepreneurs and substance abusers

How would you like to drive change in your community?

I would like to drive change in my community by empowering and teaching skills of entrepreneurship

Now that you have completed training, how do you plan to keep active in the network?

After completing this training I will keep being active by building more campaigns and empowering programmes.

What are your plans for this year?

My plan for this year is to see myself serving my community whole heartetly & making more profit in my businesses.

How will you be involving the network in your plans?

I will involve the network via emails or Facebook when I have established my campaign.

Additional information you would like us to know?

I am a hairdresser and I love creative art.

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