Prince’s Trust International has partnered with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) to equip young people with entrepreneurial skills and business management knowledge even as it launches the first-ever Enterprise Challenge program in Nigeria.
The Enterprise Challenge, which was implemented in Lagos and also in Oyo States, benefited more than 120 students, providing them with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of ethical business strategies and business concepts, according to the office.
Executive Director of Junior Achievement Nigeria, Foluso Gbadamosi, commenting on the partnership Monday in Lagos, said, “For us at Junior Achievement Nigeria, it is about preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. We not only equip participants with the skills to start and run their own business, we also teach them the relevant skills that will help them take ownership of their economic future.
“We are grateful for this partnership with Prince’s Trust International which has helped us reach even more young people and put them on the path to wealth creation, and position them to become conscientious business leaders with the support of more than 24 mentors.
“Students indeed experienced real business scenarios where they produced, developed and marketed a new product through the unique business simulation game. These students also had the opportunity to develop their own business idea or proposal. innovative enterprise to solve modern societal, environmental and economic problems,” she said.
Commenting on the partnership, Deputy Director, Global Delivery Rosanna Wakefield said empowering young people to learn, earn and thrive was relevant to fostering growth and productivity and enabling young people to achieve tangible employment results.
Wakefield said: “At Prince’s Trust International, we work with partners around the world to help young people access jobs, education and enterprise. We believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed. We are therefore delighted with the launch of the Enterprise Challenge program in Nigeria through this new partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria.
“This partnership will ensure young people gain the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in business, helping them to learn, earn and thrive. After a successful pilot project, we look forward to continuing to work with Junior Achievement Nigeria to support more young people in the country by combining our expertise with a global network of local partners, to develop programs and interventions to help young people build their own future. ”
Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2015 and drawing on four decades of experience in the UK, Prince’s Trust International is working with local partners in 17 countries around the world to develop the Enterprise Challenge program to give young people the chance to learn what it takes to run a business and be your own boss.
One of the participants, a student from Seed of Life College, Olufisayo Mofeoluwa said, “Prince’s Trust International in collaboration with Junior Achievement Nigeria gave me the opportunity to learn how to be prudent financially and also on the work of crew.
“The program I attended gave me in-depth knowledge of my natural environment and available resources, while arming me with essential analytical skills on how to make sound business decisions. Thank you, Prince’s Trust International and Junior Achievement Nigeria, for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Enterprise Challenge program.