Aditya Jha at Seva Gala

Aditya Jha giving the keynote

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.

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ImageGiving 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.

 

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Jealousy, ridicule within communities prevent aboriginal youth from pursuing education, training

ImageAccess 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.

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ImageTwenty-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.

 

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Image"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.

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