Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Through its National Entrepreneurship Campaign (NEC) initiative, Mauritius recently launched a training programme in crocheting aimed at developing handicraft skills in entrepreneurs.
The initiative is also aimed at fostering entrepreneurial activities and valorising the contributions of entrepreneurs.
In a statement, the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Soomilduth Bholah, said the NEC targets young people, women, professionals, graduates and potential entrepreneurs.
He highlighted the government’s commitment to up-skill artisans of the handicraft sector, saying they play a crucial role in transmitting artistically, the county’s culture to the tourists, which contributes to enriching the cultural heritage of the country.
“Through this training programme, artisans will be exposed to new techniques which will enable them to come up with more innovative and value-added products that are in line with current market trends,” said Bholah, emphasising constant innovation is essential for the survival of the local handicraft sector.
On a different tune, the Minister underlined that SME Mauritius Ltd, has a key role in providing the necessary conditions to protect local handicrafts and help revive the sector. He added that the organisation offers training courses in a bid to equip entrepreneurs with necessary expertise.
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