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LG Electronics supports Ethiopian entrepreneurs

Nov 30,2018
LG Electronics announced on Thursday that it has opened an entrepreneurship center for young people at an existing technical and vocational education center run jointly by LG and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The existing job training center, the LG-Koica Hope TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) College, was established in Addis Ababa in 2014 to help Ethiopia achieve economic growth by offering quality education to young Ethiopians and helping them acquire the foundations of financial independence.

The new center has been named the LG Social Campus Business Incubator Center. It provides graduation candidates of LG-Koica Hope TVET with the opportunity to receive help building a business model and launching their own company. The center will offer office and co-working spaces, as well as training in law, marketing, leadership and business administration.

“We hope that a socially-recognized company will be born in Ethiopia with the support of the LG Social Campus,” said Yoon Dae-sik, president of the government relations division at LG Electronics.

“We will keep up with efforts to help Ethiopian youngsters step up their competitive edge and independence.”

The Korea International Cooperation Agency is a state-run organization devoted to supporting socio-economic development in developing countries.

BY SEO JI-EUN [seo.jieun@joongang.co.kr]