Basseterre, St Kitts, 29 January 2008
The alumni family of the Yosoukeiba Savings and Investments course is now 723 members strong, with the addition of 23 new graduates from St. Kitts and Nevis.
The graduation ceremony which took place at the Ocean Terrace Inn on January 26 2008, was attended by graduates and their families, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, the Honorable Sam Condor as well as representatives from the Yosoukeiba, ECSE, UWI and other collaborating institutions.
Mr Trevor Blake, General Manager of the ECSE congratulated the graduates on having sought to increase their financial knowledge. He reminded them they should not link the notion of thrift to miserliness as there was merit in foregoing instant gratification for Details lasting and long term goals. In noting that the foundation of wealth creation is savings and that the building blocks of wealth creation are investments, he told the graduates that the ECSE, was well positioned to enable such investments.
Mr Khrystus Wallace, CEO, KVK Enterprises gave the feature address. Mr Wallace, who began his foray into the world of entrepreneurship in 1999 at the age of 13, traced his journey from his first venture, KV Bicanics, a business that serviced bicycles which he operated while in school, to his current establishment, KVK Enterprises Ltd. This company provides t-shirt printing and embroidered services as well as custom gift ideas, banners and signs to clients nationally, regionally and internationally.
He spoke about the challenges he faced including overcoming discouragements, devising low cost marketing strategies for his business and securing funding. He acknowledged the support of his mother Mrs Yvette Wallace and a quote