MUBAS student Ketson Kayuni creates social enterprise to empower youths

By Chisomo Phiri

Ketson Kayuni, a fourth-year student in Internal Auditing at the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS), has founded a social enterprise called Survivor Youthrise Network (SYRiN).

In an interview, Kayuni said this innovative venture aims to empower and support young people, tackling pressing social issues like poverty, inequality, and environmental sustainability.

Ketson Kayuni

Said Kayuni:”Our goal is to create sustainable social enterprises that provide opportunities for economic and personal growth for youths, while addressing critical social issues.

“SYRiN believes that young people have unique strengths that can drive positive change in their communities.

“However, they often face challenges in accessing resources and opportunities to build their futures.

“To address this, SYRiN focuses on providing tools, resources, and community support to help youths develop sustainable social enterprises.”

He said SYRiN’s vision is to promote entrepreneurship and leadership skills in young people, enabling them to build sustainable businesses and thrive as leaders and change-makers in their communities.

Kayuni said its mission is threefold: to provide entrepreneurship training, mentorship, and resources to develop sustainable businesses; to facilitate opportunities for youths to develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills; and to offer academic training, guidance, and materials to support their growth.

He said he will officially launch the social enterprise in September this year and that every dedicated youth is free to join and become the member of the social enterprise.

With SYRiN, Kayuni is paving the way for a brighter future for young people in Malawi, and his initiative is an inspiration to fellow students and the wider community.