YOUNG PEOPLE AND TOMORROW
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
This enterprise is designed to create jobs for direct beneficiaries; which are young people, most especially women and also have a multiplier effect by creating a wider employment and business opportunities in the local communities while also encouraging active participation of youths, women and other disadvantaged population as small-holders in creative enterprise development to help create a more efficient market system and as well encourage income distribution and reduce inequality in the society as well as reduce poverty and increase decent work and economic growth. This enterprise is also expected to drive an inclusive market system development that will improve the capacity and participation of disadvantaged groups, especially young women as local market players. YPT capacity development will engage in information sharing and training to break barriers to market participation by young people to enable them maximize existing opportunities in the value chains, initiate enterprise and increase their income. It will promote micro and small enterprises that will key into various levels of innovative and production in value chain, especially innovative and creative sub-sectors. This will not only create jobs for the beneficiaries/participants, but also make them employers of labor. Our success shall then be evaluated through participants feedback and customer value appraisal. We will keep track record of success by number of referrals to the academy by the participants through our networking system. This Project seeks to make Nigeria a Fashion hub and fashion tourist center of African Origin.
Sustainability and future plans
YPT is a vocational academy and financing scheme that prepares young people as social innovators, business owners and investors through entrepreneurial skill development training and fundraising networking assistance. It is a project of Keyset Entreprise Nigeria, aimed at jump-starting socioeconomic reforms among Nigerian Youths; especially women. There will be three skill packages which include, African Youth Package A, Corps Member Package B and Students Package C with affordable sign up tuition according to economic class. There will be four (4) levels each for the three (3) different packages. Enrollment in package A will cost 30,000 naira, package B will cost 20,000 naira and package C will cost 10,000 naira. For package A, enrollment will cost 30,000 and when a participant invites five other unemployed persons to enroll in the academy, the participant will be paid 5000 naira at the end of the three months training on any skill with a certificate of participation. The participant will then qualify as a level two (2) member; when the first five persons signed in succeed in enrolling five persons each, making it 25 persons. At this point, the participant gets a pay of 20,000 naira and weekly entrepreneurial tutorial. The participant qualifies as a level three (3) member when the 25 persons enrolls five persons each into the academy. The participant gets a pay of 60,000 naira and becomes a bonafide member of YPT that will benefit from YPT mentorship. A participant will then qualify as level four (4) member which is the last level, as soon as 125 persons under the participant invites 5 persons each; the participant will receive a pay of 300,000 naira plus 1,000,000 start-up grant and a certificate of merit. The participant will have access to three months free advertisement on YPT wedsite and subsidized fee
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am Iloba Azuka born on the 20th of July 1987. I am a recipient of NYSC/BENUE State Honors Award on Community Development and one of the winners/finalist of NYSC/BOI/GEF business competition. I am an effective communicator and writer with a proven track-record of finding a need and filling the need with an excellent negotiation skills to identify and maximize available market. I was born into a family where my parents were self employed; as my mother is a trained fashion stylist. So, i also engaged myself as an entrepreneur right from my school days as an undergraduate. I have always been a change agent, an entrepreneur and motivator to my peers with wonderful leadership and entrepreneurial qualities. My entrepreneurial story began during my undergraduate days. This has always been my mindset, "i never went to school to gain employment; rather i went to school to create employment. To me, success is simply finding a need and filling the need. As a serving corps member, i found out that there was incessant breaking of common traffic laws in the secretariat of Gwer-West Local Government Area of Benue State. In order to avert this, i did some necessary consultation and negotiation and got some partnership which enabled me to construct a roundabout, provide waste baskets and provide free HIV/AIDS testing and sensitization for the people of Gwer-West. At the course of these projects, i discovered that a lot of youths, most especially women are disadvantaged economically. Hence, the birth of Young People and Tomorrow and this is my call - to inspire, mentor and empower young people; to be the generator that will generate my generation through entrepreneurship and creation of a conglomerate of empowered wealth sector.