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Inspiring Young African Entrepreneurs! Peace Hyde’s Aim Higher Africa Partners Barclays to Launch “Ignite Series”



Peace Hyde Aim Higher Ignite SeriesForbes Africa Correspondent, Peace Hyde, the founder of multiple award winning education Not for Profit, Aim Higher Africa has joined forces with Barclays to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in young people to curb youth unemployment by launching the Aim Higher Africa Ignite Edutainment Series.

Peace Hyde started the not for profit organization when she first relocated to Africa after a career in education spanning 6 years during which she taught Chemistry, Biology and Psychics and rapidly rose to the level of senior management.

“The critical ingredient is getting up and doing something, no matter what, it’s as simple as that. A lot of young people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer and that is what all these amazing entrepreneurs featured in The Ignite Series have proven. At such a challenging time where youth unemployment is at an all time high, we need to show our bright young minds that they have the power to do more”, says Peace Hyde.

The Aim Higher Africa Ignite series is an edutainment series profiling some of Africa’s leading entrepreneurs across the continent from different industries who share on key moments in their entrepreneurial path that led to their remarkable journey to success. Over the past three years, the organization has been engaging entrepreneurs across the continent to learn and develop as entrepreneurs by offering invaluable connections to like-minded peers, provide access to investors, mentorship and financial literacy workshops.

Peace Hyde who also specialises in creating and implementing educational systems, policies and best practice with international schools across Africa, is launching the Ignite series to serve as a catalyst of growth for all levels of the entrepreneurial experience. Since its inception the organization has created over 300 small businesses in West Africa and with its new web series in partnership with financial giant Barclays Bank, Aim Higher Africa seeks to Educate, Inspire and Empower a generation of young leaders to transform their passion into business.

In an interview with Pulse Ghana, Peace Hyde shares on the vision behind The Ignite Series and why she believes entrepreneurship is key to unlocking Africa’s untapped human capital.

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  1. Christian

    October 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Inspiring. Very impressed with this young lady’s growth over the past two years. Keep soaring Peace.

  2. Gbenga

    October 19, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Peace Hyde is a certified power house! She’s so well-spoken! And beautiful! God bless your hustle, Peace!

  3. Booby

    October 19, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Unemployment will always be a problem in Africa and instead of the government to do more, we are busy pretending to look for criminals who we all know we can’t do anything to once we catch them! Kmft. Well done Peace

  4. Jane

    October 19, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Congratulations Peace. The timiing of this is so needed our society needs it with unemployment so high, the really bad economy and our president disgracing us with comments about women I’m proud to see a young woman doing this. Your interview though, true power babe.

  5. When the accent is real! It's lit

    October 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I am so tired of the constant lafa celebrities give! But Peace you really are born to speak. The way she speaks so confident and eloquently is flawless, which private school did she finish from? She made the English language sweet to the deaf. I keep repeating the interview love it. Very inspiring

  6. .....just saying

    October 19, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    “Multiple award winning education Not for Profit,” . Really? Since when did NGO’s begin to describe themselves as award winning? Nigeria is clearly taking it’s toll on you…

    • Efua

      October 19, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      If a ngo has been recognized for good work why would they not mention it @justsaying what a dumb comment. i like that Peace is really building a path for herself Forbes is a huge brand and yet she isn’t complacent with it but is pushing other young people like her! Kudos to her she sure looks stunning in this shot.

  7. Gbemisola

    October 19, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Kudos Peace Hyde.

  8. Fanlove

    October 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Big fan of this lady from her humble beginning in Ghana. Really impressive rise. I work in a bank and see hundreds of applications from young people being rejected because there are no opportunities and it looks like more people are going to be laid off very soon, I pray we have more young people who become the future Dangote’s

  9. Bunmi

    October 20, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Talk about one woman that inspires me. Saw her when she visited my office to interview my boss for Forbes… Girl power! God bless u dear for all your efforts to making Africa great through its youth.

  10. fontaa

    October 24, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Peace Hyde, peace Hyde, Peace Hyde, all your posts have a pattern with commenters using the same words, “humble beginnings”, “inspire me”, “born to speak”, “power house”…thank God you’ve retired from “beauty and brains”.

    Darling please stop posting all these favourable comments under your posts, it is apparent you do this all the time. You don’t need it at all. You’re growing your brand and it will ultimately speak for you, if done well.

  11. shebu

    November 2, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Lovely, I love this project.. Peace keep up the good work anyone following your journey knows how inspiring your story is…keep going…we love you..x

  12. Marlvina

    November 9, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Peace Hyde is getting it and this is the future of this generation !!

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