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Slum2School Africa commissions Enterprise Development Centre in Makoko School

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Slum2School Africa has commissioned an Enterprise Development Centre in one of the organisation’s adopted schools within the Makoko Community in Lagos.

The centre, commissioned on October 27th, 2018 will train over 1000 children and youth between the ages of 9 and 24 on how to set up small businesses and also learn skills to
become professionals.

The learning centre is a place where children and youth can learn relevant skills – fashion design, tailoring, bead making, cooking, catering, shoe and bag making etc for economic empowerment.

Speaking at the commissioning, the founder of Slum2Shcool Africa Otto Orondaam mentioned that the project was funded by Slum2School volunteers and it will be managed by well trained staff.

In attendance was presidential candidate and former minister of education Oby Ezekwesili.

The centre is a facility containing different sections and machinery. It consists of sewing machines, kitchen equipment, shoe making tools, bead and bag making machines, hair dressing and makeup kits e.t.c

To contact Slum2School kindly visit their website – www.slum2school.org – or send an email to
[email protected] You can also connect via any of your favourite social media platforms using @Slum2School.

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10 Comments

  1. Tony

    November 10, 2018 at 6:45 am

    This is just awesome. Circumstances can’t limit the future.

  2. Estee

    November 10, 2018 at 8:59 am

    This guy is going places. Slowly but surely. We’ll done Otto!! Awesome initiative

  3. Dayo

    November 10, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Nice! But it’s time to start physically cleaning up Makoko…

    • Elle

      November 11, 2018 at 12:26 am

      And what stops you from doing a part in making that happen?

  4. Ephi

    November 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I see Otto becoming the Minister of Education one day. Greater times ahead.

    • Ada_ugo

      November 11, 2018 at 11:16 am

      that would be great. But I wish also, that all Ministers of Education are as passionate as he is about education. The pinnacle of his passion should not be to attain Ministership; rather, the pinnacle of Ministership should be to have enough passion about education to make the changes that society needs,
      Sometimes, I think we aim in one direction only, where it should be a two-way street You see a passionate individual and say one day, they will achieve X position – but what about the 1million people before him that achieved X and decided it’s time to chill and rest on their laurels? Let the goal of passion not be to achieve X alone (one-way street), but rather, let the goal of those who achieve X be to be passionate about the things that really count (second lap, making it a two-way street).
      So yes, I hope he becomes Minister of Education one day, but I hope when/if he does, he is able to show the same passion, and make way for other Ministers of Education to show the same passion.

      Tldr? Passion is more important than Position.

    • Ephi

      November 11, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Seems you missed my point. I see him becoming a Minister of Education BECAUSE he is clearly passionate about Education, I never said attaining the position is his goal in doing this. Please don’t misinterpret my comment.

  5. Chinwe

    November 10, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    This is just phenomenal. God bless you all. Thank you for sharing Bella Naija

  6. Adedayo

    November 10, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Welldone Slum2School. You Guys keep raising the bar and setting standards. Welldone

  7. Kemi shayo

    November 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Is this not just adorable. If all our leaders were this committed to helping Nigerians.

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