Media entrepreneur and founder Aim Higher Africa (AHA), Peace Hyde, has just opened a skills acquisition centre in Lagos.
Hyde, who is the Head of Digital Media and Partnership for Forbes Africa, opened the centre in the technology hub of Lagos, Yaba.
The AHA skills acquisition center is designed to train unemployed youth and grassroot entrepreneurs as well as startups through its innovative Mind-set Reorientation and Design Thinking Curriculum (MRDT) to build scalable and sustainable businesses that will create value for their communities and also provide opportunities for the thousands of unemployed youth in Lagos.
Hyde developed the MRDT curriculum along with innovation and entrepreneurship professor and Harvard lecturer, Dr. Gordon Adomdza. Speaking on the initiative, Hyde said:
Aim Higher Africa MRDT Curriculum responds to the problem of unemployment through youth entrepreneurship, which offers innovative solutions for economic growth among young people. To address these critical issues, we are working with international organizations, the private sector and development organizations to increase and improve young people’s access to financial services, financial literacy and entrepreneurship and employment skills training.
Our new center has a vision of helping entrepreneurial youth, build their business skills, their links to markets and access support such as from financial services and through mentoring. The world is bursting with opportunity; every day, new inventions answer questions we had never thought to ask.
Announcing the news o her Instagram page, Peace Hyde said:
…🔺🌍 A I M • H I G H E R • A F R I C A 🌍🔺… Many of us think that we are SAFE by NOT taking RISKS. The truth is many are missing out on OPPORTUNITIES that could potentially: 1️⃣ Change your life 2️⃣ Make you smarter 3️⃣ Increase your bank account 4️⃣ Give you ALOT of experience 5️⃣ Connect you to the right people 6️⃣ Put you in a position to WIN 7️⃣ Impact others in a positive way …and SO MUCH more. Listen to ME! 👉🏾YOU are holding YOURSELF back. Safety is normally rooted in FEAR! FEAR of making MISTAKES! FEAR of FAILING! FEAR of WHAT OTHERS WILL SAY! FEAR of NOT KNOWING! But until you break free from FEAR you will always play it SAFE. Safe will keep you BROKE, BOTHERED and BEHIND 🤷🏾♀️!..#LeaveYourSAFEZONE #AHASkillsAcquisitionCentre #AimHigherAfrica #WeAreBuilding #OurFocusIsAfrica #OurAimIsGlobal #TogetherWeCan #StayTuned #EducationIsKey 👣 Follow @aimhigherafrica @aimhigherafrica TODAY!