Young business owners show off their talent

Students from various schools on island were eager to learn more about these soaps and other locally made products.

Young entrepreneurs, 35 years old and under, took full advantage of the opportunity to promote their businesses on Thursday during the annual Youth Exhibition and Health Expo hosted at the Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre by the Youth Department.

The event provided an avenue for young business owners to showcase their handy work to enthused primary and secondary school students who flocked the various stalls on Thursday.

Among the exhibitors was Natasha Punter proprietor of ‘Kuotations, who showed off a wide array of handmade natural earth-toned jewellery. The unique pieces are made of new and used materials.

Students from the Greenbay Primary and others were also eager to learn more about the handmade soaps, essential oils and other products that were produced by Zion Alternatives.

Victoria Charlton was also on hand to display her uniquely designed crochet swimwear and other types of clothing made from crocheted yarn. Designers

Louise Joseph-Ochasi of Amya’s designs and Maleyny Dessi, proprietor of Crochet by Mel also took part in the exhibition.

Andrew Phillip, of Big Red Designs wowed the audience with his personalised jewellery that featured music symbols and other unique items.

Representatives from tour company Tropical Adventures were also on hand to promote their off-road safari tours and other services they offer to the public. 

Betty-Anne Bloodman, a youth officer within the Department of Youth Affairs, said the event also provided ‘much needed’ exposure for young entrepreneurs who are not yet known to the public.

“We wanted to expose what young people are doing in terms of their businesses, to highlight it and to make it known to ensure that they get the support from the society,” Bloodman said.

In addition to the exhibition, hundreds of students from the various schools on the island also benefited from free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, as well as dental and vision screenings.

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