Through the American corner support, several courses based on life skills have been conducted at the Nakuru Library. In March 2018, the library in partnership with US Embassy organized a 3-day workshop on entrepreneurship dubbed “VISTA.” The training which was facilitated by a team from the Embassy led by George Kamau attracted 32 participants who included entrepreneurs and students from Nakuru Town. Participants were taken through a practical process of coming up viable business ideas and trading to emerge profitable after taking care of all the bills, taxes and statutory deductions. In addition, participants learnt how to deal with personal issues that could affect their businesses.
“When I came for the training, I expected it to be just another of those boring entrepreneurial sessions. I was however surprised when I realized it was more of helping me understand myself as an individual, know myself, my strengths and weaknesses, and what has been holding me down,” said Margret one of the participants.