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James Caan CBE to present Youth Business International's BBC Radio 4 Appeal

During the week of 27th October 2019, Youth Business International (YBI) will be the charity in the spotlight for the BBC Radio 4 Appeal.

James Caan CBE will present our appeal. As a successful entrepreneur and investor, James is well placed to share YBI’s work supporting underserved young people around the world to fulfil their entrepreneurial potential.

Tune in!

The appeal will be broadcast at 07:55 and 21:26 on Sunday 27th October. It will be broadcast a final time at 15:27 on Thursday 31st October. Listen to the appeal here.

Our appeal

In our appeal we share the story of Tahmina Kabir, a young entrepreneur supported by YBI’s member in Bangladesh. With the skills training, mentoring and financial support she received, Tahmina now runs a thriving fabric business and is supporting herself, her family and the wider community.

How to donate

With your help, we can support many more underserved young people like Tahmina around the world. If you would like to make a donation click here.

The success of our appeal depends on you. Every donation makes a difference.

About James Caan CBE

James is well known as a former Dragon on the BBC's Dragon's Den. He was awarded a CBE in 2015 for his services to entrepreneurship and charitable work. YBI is proud to have James as the presenter for our appeal. His passion for supporting young entrepreneurs and enthusiasm for our work really shine through. 

“I’m pleased to support Youth Business International’s Radio 4 Appeal as I know that they understand the need for a package of support for young entrepreneurs to succeed.” - James Caan CBE


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