Running a business: “It is our duty to build our community,” Saeed Hassan president of ABS Travel, said

By : Bazona Barnabé Bado

The president of ABS Travel was in July 26, 2018  in Brooklyn to meet with a group of teenagers from age 14 to 15 to give them the basic information  they need to run a business and to succeed in a world that requires more competition.

Saeed Hassan who has been run ABS Travel for 25 years, was confident as he stood before the youth students and taught them how to be a successful man and woman.

“Be strong inside of you, speak out, express yourselves, success comes then,” said Hassan who came to the meeting with his son who is majoring in finance with two minors.

“ABS Travel, and staff believe in social responsibility,” said Dr. Marie Claudine Mukamabano, sales and marketing Africa.  “ You are the most important asset we have, we want to hear from you, talk to you and support you to become successful in your future endeavors.”

Dr. Marie Claudine

A message that was grabbed by teenagers who then asked many questions. They wanted  for example to know how to become a CEO, and to run a business?

Mr. Hassan said the dream of running a travel company comes when he was working  in airline company. “Select something you like and go with it,” he said. “I used to stand in front of a mirror and asked myself questions.” He advised teenagers to do the same. “ Talk to yourselves and you will see the change,” he said.

Teenagers wanted to know how to run a successful business

ABS Travel works with many organizations such as CBUSA INC/ Lancaster Youth Forum PA, which has for CEO Claudius Phillips who encouraged teenagers to work hard if they want to succeed. The mission of the organization is “ to provide training systems, which would assist marginalized teens and young adults, to create entrepreneurial endeavors out of art and green environmental sustainable projects.

Talking about the initiative, Mr. Hassan said they usually do it with different communities. “ It is our duty to build our community,” he said.


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