Plan, Pitch, Grow! The AWP Network trains Secondary School Students in Lagos

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In line with its mission to help Nigeria solve its unemployment crisis, the AWP Network collaborated with Covenant University’s H.O.P.E. Foundation to launch the DREAM project – an initiative established to help secondary school students across Nigeria develop their business plans and entrepreneurial ideas.

At the AWP Network, we strongly believe that working to promote entrepreneurship to the next generation will help to reduce high youth unemployment rates. At the end of the training, AWP connected the winning business plan, pitch, and idea to various resources and business support programs so as to ensure sustainability.

50 teenagers were selected from a highly selective group of over 250 applicants. After 4 weeks of training and several hours of coaching, the AWP Network provided seed funding to the top three (3) top winning ideas.

Founder of the AWP Network, Mary Olushoga stated “with the success of this program, it is our intention that this initiative is replicated across the Lagos State Model College School System.”

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Thank you to project manager – Aderemi Ademiju, Femi Taiwo, Bukola Dawodu, Top model and TV Host – Idia Aisien, Covenant University’s H.O.P.E. Foundation for ensuring that the next generation continues to dream BIG.

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Thank you to project manager – Aderemi Ademiju, Femi Taiwo, Bukola Dawodu, Top model and TV Host – Idia Aisien and Covenant University’s H.O.P.E. Foundation for ensuring that the next generation continues to dream BIG.

To partner, collaborate or learn more about AWP Network initiatives contact us:
Website: awpnetwork.com
Twitter: @africwomenpower
Email: mary@awpnetwork.com
Instagram: @africwomenpower
Facebook: facebook.com/awpnetwork

2 Comments on Plan, Pitch, Grow! The AWP Network trains Secondary School Students in Lagos
  • Evelyn January 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    awwwww… this is great.. thumbs up to the whole team that made this happen..

  • Kanyin January 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    This is really nice…. God bless all those that came together to make this happen.

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