Launching HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) training center

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MANDALAY – Today Yone Kyi Yar (the Knowledge Propagation Society) launched its HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) training center as part of its program to support emerging young entrepreneurs in the Mandalay region. The e-learning center is provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Advancement and Development through Entrepreneurship Programs and Training partnership (USAID ADEPT) with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. ADEPT is a three year program that improves the success of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through information and communication technology (ICT)-led education programs.
“This training center, one of seven country-wide, is a concrete example of USAID’s commitment to the small businesses and entrepreneurs in this country,” said USAID’s Mission Director Chris Milligan. “Myanmar’s small business can shape the future of economic reforms, by creating jobs and expanding opportunity.”
Yone Kyi Yar’s training center, the second in Mandalay, is equipped with the latest HP technology and classroom solutions, including the HP LIFE e-Learning program, as well as other resources to encourage and support entrepreneurship and business skills development in under-served populations, focusing on helping youth develop ICT skills.
“This is a milestone for Yone Kyi Yar to launch an HP LIFE center in Mandalay and we believe this a great opportunity for our society,” said Dr. Tay Zar San, Executive Director from Yone Kyi Yar.
“HP LIFE e-Learning is a very simple and effective tool for entrepreneurs to learn business and information and computer technology skills, which are an essential skill set needed in the modern business era,” said Myat Hsu Pyae Sone, program leader for HP LIFE at the new center. “Yone Kyi Yar believes we can develop new, high-potential young business entrepreneurs with the help of HP LIFE training and excellent materials.”
Yone Kyi Yar also operates as a free public library and provides training programs for university students and entrepreneurs. Since the opening of its office two years ago, Yone Kyi Yar has grown as a community center with more than 500 registered library users. Yone Kyi Yar also provides a highly successful training program called “Youth Empowerment” focused on potential entrepreneurs within the Mandalay region and nearby area. More than 300 participants have already been trained under the program.