• Thursday, May 23, 2024
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Junior Achievement Africa trains female students in entrepreneurial skills

Junior Achievement Africa trains female students in entrepreneurial skills

Determined to empower young girls to become leaders in their respective communities and thrive in the global economy, Junior Achievement Africa, has trained 30 secondary school girls from Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.

The training, which is a regional LEAD Camp programme for girls, was facilitated by Delta Airlines and held in Ghana. It ran for four months and focused on entrepreneurship and social impact.

These participants were selected from over 300 top-performing students who had completed innovation camps and entrepreneurial skills training in their respective countries.

The participants from Nigeria were Aliyah Fasasi, Tayelolu Samuel, Chisom Okechukwu, Hafeezah Akinwunmi, Mariam Ajiboye, Esther Atiye, Blessing Omogunloye, Anuoluwapo Oyebola, Aliyat Hamzat, and Fauziyyah Olatunde.

Kilali David-West, a programmes officer from Junior Achievement Nigeria, and Omolaoye Adebisi, the principal officer for co-curricular, Science and Technology at Lagos State Education District IV accompanied the girls.

Olaolu Akogun, acting executive director of Junior Achievement Nigeria, said that supporting these young ladies with an invaluable chance to develop essential leadership qualities for the future is a cherished impact.

According to Akogun, the selection of the participants reflects their commitment, perseverance, and progress throughout the innovation programme.

“Our deepest appreciation goes to Delta Airlines for empowering more girls in Africa and motivating the upcoming cohort of female leaders,” Akogun said.

These exceptional girls participated in workshops, mentorship sessions, and hands-on activities that will empower them to become leaders in their respective communities and thrive in the global economy.