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PwC Cyprus promotes youth entrepreneurship

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PwC Cyprus, a strategic partner of Junior Achievement, on Monday released a statement about its pivotal role in the successful execution of the “Company Programme” and “Our Community” initiatives.

The Company of the Year 2023 competition witnessed the participation of talented students, and the ‘Freshies’ team from G.C. School emerged as the representatives of Cyprus in the upcoming JA Europe Competition to be held in Istanbul in July 2023.

Notably, over 20 PwC executives volunteered as mentors, providing guidance and support to student groups throughout the “Company Programme” journey.

To showcase their ideas and products, PwC organised a trade fair at its Nicosia premises, allowing students to engage with PwC staff members and promote their business activities.

In addition, the “Company Programme” provided high school students, both in public and private schools, with hands-on experience in understanding the functioning of a firm and developing and implementing their own business ideas.

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Apart from the prestigious awards recognising the “Company of the Year 2023” and the second and third place winners, special accolades were also given to student entrepreneurs for categories like the most innovative idea, best communication strategy, highest sales, best logo, best video, and best annual report.

Moreover, PwC’s commitment extended to the “Our Community” programme, a free interactive educational initiative targeting third-grade students in both public and private schools across Cyprus.

As part of this initiative, PwC volunteers presented five modules to the students, aiming to introduce them to various careers, emphasise the importance of specific skills, and illustrate the benefits of community engagement and the contribution of different professions to community development.

This year, the programme reached 353 primary school students, fostering a sense of community and promoting holistic growth among the younger generation.

PwC Cyprus stated that it has prioritised supporting innovation and youth entrepreneurship, leading to the establishment of the PwC Foundation, a non-profit organisation.

Furthermore, the company pointed out that the foundation focuses on three key pillars. These include education and culture, entrepreneurship, as well as what the firm describes as ‘offering our hearts and minds’.

“The people of PwC constantly demonstrate their commitment to society and especially to young people, with their participation in various voluntary actions becoming greater every year,” the CEO of PwC Cyprus Philippos Soseilos said.
“Through our many years of collaboration with Junior Achievement, not only the children benefit, but we benefit as well, since we become recipients of new ideas and perceptions,” he added.

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