SAFARICOM TAKES THE SECOND SUMMIT OF BLAZE BYOB SEASON 2 TO NAKURU COUNTY

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) will this week hold the second regional summit of Blaze BYOB season two in Nakuru County at Afraha Stadium.

This follows a successful kick-off of the first summit held at Meru Polytechnic in early July this year where seven participants who had the best business ideas won business funding and earned themselves a chance to be part of the BYOB TV Show season two set to air later in the year.

Thousands of participants are expected to take part in the Nakuru summit. Over three hundred participants were pre-screened for the co-creation camps. Those with best business ideas will get funding courtesy of Blaze as well as get a chance to audition for the Season Two of the BYOB TV Show.

“We are glad that season two kicked off in high spirits with the first summit of BLAZE BYOB held in Meru turning out successful. This season is unique in the sense that it focuses on three key areas; to mentor and train youth by giving them the tools required to be successful at BYOB creation camps, inspire them to follow their passions by introducing them to relatable mentors who can talk about their personal journeys and lastly introduce BLAZE CSR Fridays, a session aimed at teaching the youth to give back to the society,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Director -Consumer Business, Safaricom.

The Blaze mentors will on Friday deliver a mentorship session at Nakuru High School and Milimani Special School as the Safaricom Foundation donates key resources to the visually impaired units in the two institutions as part of CSR program.

Greatness Requires Internal Toughness (G.R.I.T) is the theme of Season two and is aimed at complementing the focus areas set for this season by empowering the youth to possess GRIT and showcase what it means; fall,  get up again and keep pushing through.

“Blaze brings the technology and tools that connects Blazers with inspiration and guidance. Enabling them to embody G.R.I.T to turn their passions into success,” said Ms. Mulinge.

Some of the mentors expected at the Nakuru summit include; Nyashinski – Musician and Music composer, Jibril Blessing-Producer and videographer, Njugush- Comedian and actor, Abel Mutua- content developer, Wycliffe Waweru- entrepreneur and bicycle manufacturer and Caleb Karuga, an Agribusiness entrepreneur.

BLAZE is a sub-brand of Safaricom and was created to give the youth aged 26 years and below products, services and benefits tailored specifically to meet their everyday needs.

A first of its kind platform in Kenya, East and Central Africa, BLAZE was founded on what Kenyan youth say is most important to them: freedom, empowerment and success.

Tickets for the summit are on sale at Safaricom Shops in Naivasha and Nakuru as well as on the grounds at Afraha Stadium on the summit day.

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) will this week hold the second regional summit of Blaze BYOB season two in Nakuru County at Afraha Stadium.

This follows a successful kick-off of the first summit held at Meru Polytechnic in early July this year where seven participants who had the best business ideas won business funding and earned themselves a chance to be part of the BYOB TV Show season two set to air later in the year.

Thousands of participants are expected to take part in the Nakuru summit. Over three hundred participants were pre-screened for the co-creation camps. Those with best business ideas will get funding courtesy of Blaze as well as get a chance to audition for the Season Two of the BYOB TV Show.

“We are glad that season two kicked off in high spirits with the first summit of BLAZE BYOB held in Meru turning out successful. This season is unique in the sense that it focuses on three key areas; to mentor and train youth by giving them the tools required to be successful at BYOB creation camps, inspire them to follow their passions by introducing them to relatable mentors who can talk about their personal journeys and lastly introduce BLAZE CSR Fridays, a session aimed at teaching the youth to give back to the society,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Director -Consumer Business, Safaricom.

The Blaze mentors will on Friday deliver a mentorship session at Nakuru High School and Milimani Special School as the Safaricom Foundation donates key resources to the visually impaired units in the two institutions as part of CSR program.

Greatness Requires Internal Toughness (G.R.I.T) is the theme of Season two and is aimed at complementing the focus areas set for this season by empowering the youth to possess GRIT and showcase what it means; fall,  get up again and keep pushing through.

“Blaze brings the technology and tools that connects Blazers with inspiration and guidance. Enabling them to embody G.R.I.T to turn their passions into success,” said Ms. Mulinge.

Some of the mentors expected at the Nakuru summit include; Nyashinski – Musician and Music composer, Jibril Blessing-Producer and videographer, Njugush- Comedian and actor, Abel Mutua- content developer, Wycliffe Waweru- entrepreneur and bicycle manufacturer and Caleb Karuga, an Agribusiness entrepreneur.

BLAZE is a sub-brand of Safaricom and was created to give the youth aged 26 years and below products, services and benefits tailored specifically to meet their everyday needs.

A first of its kind platform in Kenya, East and Central Africa, BLAZE was founded on what Kenyan youth say is most important to them: freedom, empowerment and success.

Tickets for the summit are on sale at Safaricom Shops in Naivasha and Nakuru as well as on the grounds at Afraha Stadium on the summit day.

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