Route A Initiative launches solutions to drives entrepreneurship

Concerned with the high youth unemployment rate, Route A Initiative has launched solutions to drive entrepreneurship in the country.

The non-governmental organisation held a roundtable discussion with stakeholders in the industry to address challenges facing entrepreneurship in the country and ways to activate the latent potential of millions of unemployed youths.

“This session is a first step for us on our mission to activate the potential of over one million Nigerian youths through strategic awareness and building the capacity of over 100,000 youths annually through the provision of free vocational and technical training opportunities. Also, to link over 100,000 youths annually to internship and mentorship opportunities that will facilitate productivity” Nike Fagbule, founder and CEO, Route A Initiative said.

“We are here to change the narrative of the Nigerian youths, because we truly believe that the future of our nation is in the hands of the next generation. We call on all stakeholders to join us to achieve these set goals” Fabule said.

During the session, Route A Initiative launched the maiden edition of its youth-focused and empowerment publication – ‘The Zebra’, a strategic tool to reach thousands of young Nigerians with content that will entertain, educate and motivate the passion for productivity.

Some key highlights at the session include: the examination of the impact of poor education on young disadvantaged Nigerians and their capacity to compete with their peers in the labour market, the lack of capacity building for driving entrepreneurial and vocational skills development as a tool to enable economic growth and the need for more access to information and opportunities that will facilitate the economic progression of the Nigerian youths.

Similarly, key activities of the session include: a break-out session to strategise on impactful solutions for driving youth productivity, and a panel discussion of young, accomplished pace-setters such as Jay Chikezie, co-founder Nairabox; Isioma Osaje, CEO, Agency 106; Funbi Sowande, country manager, Tramotina, and Osagie John-Osarenz, CEO, The Zone Agency.

 

ANTHONIA OBOKOH

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