A growing number of Pacific students around New Zealand are saying “yes” to being involved in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) and gaining entrepreneurial skills.
As part of the YES programme, students set up and run a real business, and each YES company creates their product or service and gets to experience what it is like to go to market.
Nationwide, there are 485 Pacific students participating in YES within 92 Pacific companies this year.
In the coming weeks and months, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) will support the Pacific companies by showcasing Pacific companies involved in YES.
This will help boost the teams’ profiles and hopefully help turn followers into customers of Pacific companies’ YES products.
Meet our first Pacific business - The Hustle, from Porirua’s Bishop Viard College.
Passionate about Samoan tradition and history, The Hustle team has created a business which teaches customers the significance of tatau to Samoan culture.
The team is sharing the story of tatau through selling drink bottles, which explain the significance of tatau to Samoan people.
You can follow The Hustle on Instagram: @thehustle.bvc
Visit MPP to see how the Ministry supports YES.