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Art exhibitions put seal on Islington teens’ business challenge

11:15 03 September 2012

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Dieter Perry

Young people pitched to executives at an investment bank BBC Apprentice-style scheme. The two-week project ended on Saturday when contestants organised rival art exhibitions at House on the Rock in Tufnell Park Road, Tufnell Park to raise money for charity WaterAid.

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Amie Buhari, founder of the Hebe Foundation, helped organise Junior Apprentice along with local youth clubs. It was designed to teach 13-19 year-olds “business and leadership skills”. As well as presenting a board game idea to M & G Investments directors, the youngsters had to sell donuts, set up events for residential homes and double their money in a day by implementing a business idea.

Participant Monique Boreland, 13, a semi-finalist, praised the scheme: “It boosted my confidence and helped my social and leadership skills.”

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