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Lagos partners Allen Foundation to launch programme for students

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The Lagos State Government, in partnership with Allen Foundation, is set to launch a special capacity building program to equip secondary school students across three zones in the state with vocational, digital and creative skills.

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The program, deeply rooted in the drive to create sustainable empowerment, will enable participants to gain a sense of direction for their career and future goals.

The training, which will last for four weeks, will focus on senior secondary school students. The facilitators will show expertise on the subjects, discussing practical steps that the participants can understand at their level.

Afterwards, the three best graduating students will get starter kits and financial rewards to aid their career goals. All participants will also get notebooks from the Allen Foundation.

In his remarks, the convener of the program, Lekan Oluwayomi, says, “the future lies in our ability to identify and encourage young people in their teenage years. When I was at this phase of my life, I was confused and could not choose a career path.

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“This program aims to empower young people with understanding new trends and alternative career paths that didn’t exist ten to fifteen years ago. It will open the participants’ eyes to a plethora of choices in their career paths. In line with the vision of the Lagos state government to make Lagos the creative industry capital of Africa by the year 2025, this carefully thought-out collaboration will stir participants to think in that direction.”

Excited about the partnership, the program officer, Damilare Fakorede, also expressed gratitude regarding the partnership, “I thank the Lagos state government for this opportunity. The Allen Foundation is happy to take on this challenge of impacting lives in Lagos state. I am convinced beyond reasonable doubts that this training will touch a lot of lives”.

Allen foundation is a community-based organization established to address social, economic and environmental challenges and associated the Vulnerable across the African continent. Born out of deep passion and love for humanity by its founder, Lekan Oluwayomi, the foundation’s operational area spreads over different societal segments ranging from health and education to reduction of hunger. Starting in 2017, the foundation is achieving its goal of eradicating poverty through its yearly community outreaches and youth empowerment programs.

Lekan Oluwayomi, the founder of Allen Foundation, is a serial entrepreneur and sustainable development advocate. He is CEO of Luxmart Fashion, a premium fashion brand based in Lagos. His passion for sustainable growth, especially regarding human capacity development and nation-building, has prompted him to yearly host ‘Love Out & Chill’ — an initiative set up to promote the foundation. With this initiative, Lekan has impacted over 500 persons.


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