Facilitating Book Keeping training for youth entrepreneurs

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I presume you have read the background material of facilitating bookkeeping.

Most facilitators consider book keeping a difficult subject to deliver. In your opinion, what are the key success factor in delivery of bookkeeping session to youth entrepreneurs?

NaoLintini (talk)21:39, 14 January 2011

I have read some material but i am still finding it hard to understand. I was not very good at bookkeeping/accounting in school so it remains a challenge to me. But i think the main difficulty was the language or examples used in teaching.

Ktembo (talk)21:45, 14 January 2011

Bookkeeping is a trying subject. But it is possible to present it in an engaging manner. The secret lies in the facilitators understanding the level at which the participants are and in using interactive methods of content delivery.

NaoLintini (talk)21:55, 14 January 2011

Naomy, i am not seeing more comments from you. May you shed more light on book keeping, i want to know as my business is goin down because i dont have records

Belinda (talk)22:22, 14 January 2011

Hi Belinda,

I am happy to hear from you again. In this session, we will deal with how you will can effectively deliver training to the youth.

Some of delivery the interactive delivery methods include.

  • Giving particippants practical exercises
  • Case studies
  • Experiencial games
NaoLintini (talk)23:13, 14 January 2011

okay. so i know the basics of bookkeeping/record keeping (are they the same?) like keeping a record of what you have on hand and how much you got them at. but how do i calculate at what price to resell a good/product?

Ktembo (talk)22:35, 14 January 2011

Hi Kangwa, I am happy to hear that you understand book keeping better. The terms recordkeeping and book keeping are used interchangebly. But they both basically mean keeping a written record of the movement of cash in your business.

Costing and pricing is usually presented as a different topic.

NaoLintini (talk)23:23, 14 January 2011

In my experience as an entrepreneur, i have found it very difficult to use book keeping because i have not done any training. However, i feel after this training, i will be able to do book keeping in my enterprise as i have heard from other people who use it that it is the most effective way of keeping track of whatever is happening in a business

Belinda (talk)21:55, 14 January 2011

thanks for your input Belinda. this training will help you not only understand bookkeeping for your own business but you will also get some practical tips on how you can train youth in this topic. I wish you all the best.

NaoLintini (talk)22:09, 14 January 2011

Thank you all for your comments. In this session we will be sharing the various methods and approaches that can help delivery of bookkeeping for exciting and interactive for youth entrepreneurs. I encourage you also to share your experiences and what yu consider best practices.

NaoLintini (talk)22:00, 14 January 2011

Hi Don't we all love to hate maths and numbers?? lol I agree with you 110%. Delivery of any subject that involves math/figures has proved to be a challenge for centuries. This could be maily attributed to peoples attitude towards figures. Generally people think that math is difficult. In my opinion, a discussion of book keeping should therefore begin with "de-miystifying" math!!

Susiku Nasinda (talk)22:10, 14 January 2011

I totally agree with you Susiku that we need to demistify maths. This is the reason why we need to demonstrate to our youth entrepreneurs that maths is a practical topic for use in day to day activities such in bookkeeping for their small business ventures.

NaoLintini (talk)22:22, 14 January 2011