NiApreneurs offers to develop capacity and enhance productivity with business partners



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NiApreneurs launch at Jetwing Colombo Seven. (from left: ) Pradeep Edward, member – Advisory Board, NiApreneurs, Nilani Seneviratne, co-founder/director, NiApreneurs, Archana Law, co-founder/director, NiApreneurs, Dr. Nirmal de Silva, member – Advisory Board, NiApreneurs. Pix by Nimal Dayaratne


by Sanath Nanayakkare


Many young employees are coming into the workforce who possess the theoretical knowledge. But to get the job done in the current business landscape, they need to have the knowledge, the skill-set and the right attitude to deliver real value to their organizations in a sustainable way while being truly conscious of the environment and enabling the society at large to derive benefit from their corporate functioning, Kavinda de Zoysa, Director and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Citibank-Colombo said.


He made this remark at Jetwing Colombo Seven where NiApreneurs launched a social enterprise with the overarching objective of empowering communities through transforming collaborations with socially conscious business partners.


Co-Founder Archana Law said," NiApreneurs will address pressing social, ecological and economic challenges through a market-drive. We promise our clients, value-added learning and development opportunities by first understanding economic considerations and market dynamics that foster growth, develop capacity and enhance productivity of businesses in a sustainable manner".


NiApreneurs will support its clients by conducting innovative capability building programs, re-skilling and up-skilling the workforce to build a strong talent pool of skilled individuals readily available for employment. Small and medium-scale business entrepreneurs will also be engaged in skill building programmes, so that communities are equipped to transform through social innovation, sustainable business practices and eco-friendly initiatives to improve their livelihoods and elevate living standards.


Law said she wouldn't want to tell too much too soon to avoid replicating of this unique offering.


Neluka Silva, Professor of English at the University of Colombo said that it's the duty of the highly experienced personalities in the academic and corporate spheres of the country to inspire and transform the future workforce in our country. "NiApreneurs will be an ideal partner for businesses to collaborate with, in order to deliver solutions", she said.


Dr. Nirmal de Silva, leader Global Impact Investors said,"It is important that organisations focus on creating social impact in their day to day business. The NiApreneurs vision and operational philosophy is geared towards achieving just that. Whether it is enhancing the talent in an organisation, developing the next generation of entrepreneurs or empowering youth and women across the country, NiApreneurs will definitely be creating positive social impact. The social enterprise ecosystem in the country definitely needs companies like NiApreneurs".


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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