Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Youth Bank Launch


Youth Bank is an initiative that seeks to empower the Nigeria disadvantaged youth from the street, the area boy and girls and so forth. Youth Bank launched its Nigeria branch last Friday at US Consulate, Lagos. The launching was done after they have successfully trained 8 youth that will be given loans to start off their businesses.
Victor and Clara presenting Youth Bank Model.

This initiative is unique in the sense that they just give skills to the youth but they also provide the capital which will be paid back in the long run to train other fellows. Also, they include leadership training into their programmes to ensure that they are making entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow.

The Youth Bank Fellows with YB Program Officer; Nike and Clara Chow to the left

Youth Bank, a micro business incubator for the street youth was started by a Nigeria in the Diaspora and it's just natural that Nigeria gets to benefit. Youth Bank has partnered Freedom Foundation, The Nigerian Network of NGOs and Skill Development Foundation among others.

Victor Gotvbe the Youth Bank Nigeria president believed strongly in the impact Youth Bank will make on Nigeria youth his counterpart from the State Clara Chow shared in this enthusiasm as well. At the event were change makers of notes in person of Ms. Yemisi Ransome-Kuti, Gbenga Sesan, Ms. Mylah Osifo and myself.
Ms. Yemisi Ransome-Kuti; NNNGO board Chairperson

Mr. Gbenga Sesan; Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative



Ms. Mylah Osifo Executive Director of Freedom Foundation in lemon green outfit.

5 comments:

Rita said...

Thanks for sharing this info and God bless Nigerians.

How are you doing?

Doja 2.0 said...

Sounds very good, I pray that all the young people who get financial aid remember to repay it back so others can benefit from it.

Myne Whitman said...

A good initiative.

Afolabi Faith said...

Thanks for this Toyin.. God bless Nigeria

Zena said...

And this is where we must start

Hey Stand-Tall

My Passion, my focus, the change that I want to see in the world - is my propellent factor.

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