The Coca-Cola Foundation has partnered with the FATE Foundation to provide a grant award in support of the Orange Corners Nigeria (OCN) Programs. The Orange Corners Nigeria is an Initiative of the Kingdom of The Netherlands launched in Nigeria in 2019 with the support of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Lagos.
OCN’s vision is to contribute to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, by providing economic opportunities, creative skills, and the right network for Nigerian youths with innovative business ideas.
Speaking on the partnership, Adenike Adeyemi, executive director of FATE Foundation said, “We are excited and pleased to have The Coca-Cola Foundation as our partner in the Orange Corners Nigeria Program. This grant will significantly impact our efforts to empower young Nigerians on their entrepreneurial and professional journeys and also create sustainable economic opportunities for them”.
“I am pleased and grateful that The Coca-Cola Foundation is partnering with us at Orange Corners Nigeria(OCN) to support Nigerian youth with the skills, resources and support that they need to thrive as an entrepreneur. The youth are enthusiastic and aware of their aspirations, yet there exists a crucial void that requires filling, which is training and support,” Michiel van der Pompe, The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said.
“This is precisely what OCN is providing. I am very impressed with the energy and innovation of Nigerian youth and you deserve our support.”
Saadia Madsbjerg, president of The Coca-Cola Foundation stated, “We firmly believe in the power of innovation and entrepreneurship to drive meaningful economic growth. Our grant to the Orange Corners Nigeria program is an affirmation of this belief and our commitment to fostering youth entrepreneurship in Nigeria.”