In another high-profile appointment for South Asians in Canada, the government named Aditya Jha November 2 to the board of directors of the First Nations Financial Management Board.
A stunning $1.7 million was raised during a single evening – at the Seventh Annual Gala of the Toronto Chapter of the All India Movement for Seva on Saturday. The event at the Woodbine Banquet Hall saw the South Asian community open their hearts and wallets in response to an appeal by AIM Toronto president Dr. Terry Papneja.
Giving First Nations entrepreneurs a hand-up so they can break the cycle of handouts.. We'll hear about Project Beyshick, a program to help talented aboriginal people hone their business skills.
Aditya Jha, Chairman of POA Educational Foundation talks about Project Beyshick on CBC Radio 1 featured on July18 at 12:15pm for 8:30 min.
Jealousy, ridicule within communities prevent aboriginal youth from pursuing education, training
Access to education and training is widely considered to be a crucial part of improving the state of poverty in many aboriginal communities. Canadian universities and colleges have created programs to assist aboriginal youth with everything from transitioning into urban living to studying aboriginal science. However, one aboriginal entrepreneur says that it is not only access to programs that stops aboriginal people from pursuing higher education, but their communities as well.
Founder sees program as way to help natives break away from government handouts
While most computer techs wage daily battles with destructive viruses, self-described "geek" Devon Meekis has to fight an affliction which can be even more debilitating than the most insidious spyware program.
Twenty-five entrepreneurs from Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) are in the midst of job shadowing top executives in Toronto. Project Beyshick, a job-shadowing project that focuses on nurturing entrepreneurship and career development among First Nations youth, got underway July 13.
Twenty First Nation youth arrived at Trent University on July 13 to participate in a series of workshops to learn about entrepreneurship from leading business and cultural experts as part of Project Beyshick, a youth mentoring program focused on career mentoring and entrepreneurship among Aboriginal youth aged 21 to 35 years.
Aditya Jha is a man of action. Determined to live his legacy while he is still around to contribute to it, the successful information technology entrepreneur has committed to a life of social responsibility through his support of opportunities to aid those beleaguered by economic exclusion and poverty.
Aboriginal students enrolled in the Chef School at George Brown College will now have the opportunity to access additional sources of financial support thanks to a generous endowment $250, 000) gift from Mr. Aditya Jha, a leading business entrepreneur and chairman of the POA Educational Foundation.
"It was really, really busy," says Darcy kejick as he reflects on last summer's Project Beyshick experience. One of 15 participants from Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) territory who took part in an intensive job shadowing experience in Toronot, the North Spirit Lake resident still had a rewarding time in the busy atmosphere.