Meet Your Coordinator — Nasomi Amarajeewa, CBDC Celtic!

What’s your name? 
My name is Nasomi Amarajeewa

What Youth Ventures site are you based out of?
CBDC Celtic based in Ferryland

What are some of your favourite hobbies?
Walking/hiking with my sister and dog, volunteering on campus, and cooking 

What’s your favourite movie?
Clueless 

What is your favourite band/artist?
Jhené Aiko

What is your favourite restaurant?
Peaceful Loft in the winter and Cajones in the summer. 

Do you have any pets?
I have a big Labrador named Arthur

What is a fun fact about you?
I love halloween because I make my own costumes 

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?
Entrepreneurship to me means taking charge. It means taking charge in determining what your business is and how you will execute it. It also means being original also in your ideas, branding and how you will solve problems. 

What is the coolest business you heard of?
Lighthouse Picnics is definitely one of the coolest businesses, not just saying that because I used to work there. The food is amazing but also it’s a unique experience. 
 
What are you looking forward to most this summer?
I am most looking forward to connecting with young people in my community. I am excited to speak to them and get to know them. I am also looking forward to gaining experience in creating business plans and guiding people through executing their business. 

What are some interesting business opportunities you think there’s opportunity for your region?
I think it would be great to see some more businesses that teach creative skills. Lots of people, especially youth, participate in activities such as dancing, singing, piano, by travelling to the St. John’s/metro region. It would be great to see some of those lessons being taught locally. 

What do youth in NL need to know about Youth Ventures?
I want youth to know, we are ready to enthusiastically help. We’re going to be excited to talk to them and we promise to give them our full attention and time. 

What is a piece of advice you have for people of any age who are considering starting a business?
I would say to those people that they are going to gain a lot of skills from the process of wanting to and starting their business. Throughout the challenging parts there are people, like us, to help. Through learning new skills, facing those challenges, you may gain a lot of confidence. 

How can people get in touch with you if they’d like to talk about starting a business?
CBDC Celtic is located at 1 Freshwater Rd, Ferryland 
You can reach us by phone by calling (709) 432-2662 
You can also email celtic@youthventuresnl.com