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Microsoft and The Future Projects set to engage youths in SME’s

Microsoft and The Future Projects set to engage youths in SME’s

The Future Project partners with Microsoft Nigeria to initiate a programme aimed at engaging youths in small and medium scale businesses to accelerate economic development.

This would be achieved through enterprise development and technology.

They have called interested youths to apply for the programme tagged, “Accelerate the Economy through Youth in Enterprise” (Accelerate LABS), from August 7 to 24, 2017.

Deputy Chief Operating Officer, The Future Project, Bukonla Adebakin, said it is targeted at empowering 2,500 youths to build socially responsible enterprises in their communities.

He said, “We are delighted about this partnership with Microsoft Nigeria. It will serve as part of our mission to build a network of empowered citizens through jobs, entrepreneurship, and active citizenship which is in line with the Microsoft YouthSpark mission to increase access for all youth to learn.

“Accelerate LABS will be activating the Small and Medium Scale Engine to accelerate economic development through enterprise development and technology incubation.

The goal of this project is to equip 2,500 youths in Nigeria by building socially inclined, high profit, and highly competitive enterprise capable of impacting the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.” He added.

Citizenship Lead, Microsoft Nigeria, Olusola Amusan, also stated, “Microsoft, through our YouthSpark initiative seeks to empower the youth population of Nigeria to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship, helping them to create a real impact for a better tomorrow.”

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