One of the world’s youngest entrepreneurs, 20 year old Sabirul Islam has urged Africans to refrain from the mentality that when a child works to make money its child labour.
“Here in Africa when a child works to make money they say its child labour, its time they move away from that and let the children make their own money. Children should be given the freedom to make their choices and shouldn’t be forced to do anything,” he added.
Islam was talking during a dinner held last week in conclusion of his two weeks “Inspire 1 million Campaign’’ The main objective of the cocktail dinner was to provide a platform for young professionals to network with Islam as well as each other and to get tips on how to start and run business entities.
“Positivity is what drives people and perseverance also gets you places. I must tell you that your biggest success comes after your biggest disappointment. After being fired from my cousin’s company I started my own company and its so successful but I didn’t stop there, I wrote a book that was rejected by over 40 publishers but that didn’t stop me from fulfilling my dream of being an author,” he said.
He also said Batswana should not only concentrate on diamonds but also look at other sectors to develop the economy. He added that the country should urge people to be entrepreneurs and investors as that will also create the much needed jobs.