Mowgli Speech Jordan FCO Celebration & Forsa Launch - 5th June 2013

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  • 1. mentoringinspire | connect | evolveFirst Floor, Building 10,King Hussein Business Park,King Abdullah ll Street,PO Box 954285, Amman 11954,Jordan UK | UAE | JORDANOffice 117, First Floor,Building 3,Dubai Internet City,PO Box 500104,Dubai, United Arab EmiratesCAN Mezzanine,Hanover House,Queen Charlotte Street,Bristol, BS1 4EX,United KingdomUK Charity Number: 1127087Celebration of Mowgli Entrepreneurs and Mowgli Mentors from the British ForeignOffice Sponsored Programs in Jordan and Official Jordan Launch of new Forsa SMEMentoring InitiativeAddress By: Tony Bury, Mowgli Founder and TrusteeDate: 5thJune 2013Location: British Ambassador’s Residence, Amman, JordanGood evening distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman.I would like to start by personally thanking Peter and June Millett for hosting us this evening.Mowglis journey began here in Jordan over 4 years ago and we are so pleased to be part of thedevelopment of Jordans entrepreneurial ecosystem and the subsequent adoption of Mowgli’smentoring philosophies.We were furthermore delighted to have the support of the British Foreign Office in Jordan, through theArab Partnership Fund, since 2011. To date they have sponsored 4 of our yearlong Entrepreneur/SMEprograms, which saw the matching of 51 entrepreneurs with trained local and international mentors.From these programs I would like to share with you, some of the impact data that we have collected:• 63% of the entrepreneurs completed the 12 month program• 58 jobs were created by those who completed the program, an average of 1.5 per entrepreneur• However, despite not all finishing the program, 94% of entrepreneurs would recommend theprogram to another entrepreneur• Over 40% of entrepreneurs saw their were able to secure more contracts, increase theirturnover and personal income and predict higher profits at the end of the current financial yearthan in the previous year
  • 2. mentoringinspire | connect | evolveFirst Floor, Building 10,King Hussein Business Park,King Abdullah ll Street,PO Box 954285, Amman 11954,Jordan UK | UAE | JORDANOffice 117, First Floor,Building 3,Dubai Internet City,PO Box 500104,Dubai, United Arab EmiratesCAN Mezzanine,Hanover House,Queen Charlotte Street,Bristol, BS1 4EX,United KingdomUK Charity Number: 1127087• 72% of entrepreneurs aim to pass on the mentoring on to either another entrepreneur or theirwider community• 100% of the mentors would recommend the program to other professionalsWe strive to support the sustainable development of societies through the mentoring and evolution ofentrepreneurs and leaders.We are here tonight to celebrate these amazing entrepreneurs and leaders, their journeys, successes,learnings and the transformational impact that mentoring has had on their lives and the lives of othersaround them.To all of the entrepreneurs and mentors here tonight who participated in the Foreign Office sponsoredprograms, we hope you will continue to stay connected with us, inspire yourself and others andcontinue to evolve with the growing Mowgli Family Network.On behalf of the entire Mowgli Board of Trustees and team who are here tonight, we are so proud ofyou and are thrilled to welcome you officially into the Mowgli Family Network as graduated MowgliEntrepreneurs and Mowgli Mentors.On this note, thank you to the British Foreign Office/Arab Partnership Fund and to DfID for theupcoming Forsa SME Mentoring Initiative for your support and sponsorship which will significantlyenable us to bring hope and aspiration to many more entrepreneurs and further place mentorship at theheart of supporting Jordans entrepreneurship and leadership development.To find out more about the Forsa SME Mentoring Initiative, please visit www.forsa-mena.orgMowgli Media Contact: Kathleen Bury, kathleen.bury@mowgil.org.uk