Young Africa Works-Mastercard Foundation Unveils Transforming Nigerian Youths Program for MSME Empowerment
In a strategic initiative aimed at fostering entrepreneurial and managerial prowess among Nigerian youths and women in the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector, the Transforming Nigerian Youths program has been introduced.
This transformative program is a collaborative effort between the Young Africa Works-Mastercard Foundation and the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) at Pan-Atlantic University.
Collaborative Endeavor: Young Africa Works-Mastercard Foundation and EDC Join Forces
The Young Africa Works-Mastercard Foundation has joined forces with the Enterprise Development Centre to spearhead the Transforming Nigerian Youths program.
This collaboration seeks to elevate the capabilities of 40,000 MSMEs, with a specific emphasis on the agriculture and creative sectors.
Notably, the program prioritizes women-led businesses, aiming to bring about a substantial impact on entrepreneurial landscapes.
Capacity Building through Online Learning: A Paradigm Shift in Training Delivery
To effectively impart knowledge and skills, the training under the Transforming Nigerian Youths program will leverage EDC’s online learning platform.
This innovative approach allows participants to access lessons remotely, fostering a flexible and accessible learning environment.
Additionally, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology will be employed, enabling learners to engage with the lessons on the go, regardless of their geographical location.
Core Objectives of the Transforming Nigerian Youths Program: A Blueprint for Change
The program is anchored on several core objectives, underscoring its commitment to bringing about transformative change in the MSME landscape of Nigeria.
These key objectives include:
Empowering Entrepreneurial Mindsets: Fostering a network of change-makers with the tools and mindset to drive entrepreneurial success.
Women-Led Business Empowerment: Placing a special focus on empowering women-led businesses within the MSME sector.
Capacity Building in Agriculture and Creative Sectors: Prioritizing training initiatives in vital sectors such as agriculture and the creative industry.
Accessibility Through Technology: Leveraging online learning platforms and IVR technology to ensure widespread accessibility to training modules.
Towards a Resilient MSME Ecosystem: Transforming Nigerian Youths Program in Action
The Transforming Nigerian Youths program is poised to play a pivotal role in fortifying the resilience of the MSME ecosystem.
By nurturing a generation of skilled and innovative entrepreneurs, especially among the youth and women, the initiative envisions a future where MSMEs thrive and contribute significantly to Nigeria’s economic growth.
A Visionary Partnership: Young Africa Works-Mastercard Foundation and EDC Leading the Way
As the Young Africa Works-Mastercard Foundation and EDC embark on this transformative journey, their collaborative efforts stand as a testament to a shared vision of empowering the Nigerian youth and women in MSMEs.
The program’s holistic approach reflects a commitment to fostering sustainable change and economic empowerment at the grassroots level.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn