THE RIGHT STAGE.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Through "The Right Stage" project a lot of impact and transformation has been made. A lot of young people who have passed through this project or come in contact with this project have discovered themselves, be inspired to go into ventures, vices have been curbed and many young people have been empowered. Our visits to these schools have exposed a lot to us. Most of these young people are uncared for and they are very ignorant and vulnerable. So "The Right Stage" has helped to inform and enlighten them and instill confidence in them. The Right Stage is concerned about the individuals that make up the society because the beauty and development of the society depends on the quality of the people that make up the society. We have also done so many activities all aimed at improving the lives of young people. In February 2015 we had the "March Against Societal Vices", in June 2015 we had the "Hiking Exercise for physical fitness", on October 1st 2015, we had the independence day picnic tagged "ARE WE INDEPENDENT? " which was done to inculcate independence into the minds of young people. In November 2015, we had the "Right Stage" talent hunt. In February 2016, we had the seminar against "Domestic violence and Rape". These are some of the activities we have done with more still in the pipeline. Awards have been won through this project, which means we are really making great impact.
Sustainability and future plans
The Right Stage is a project that came about because of the need for inspiration, inculcation of values, curbing vices and self discovery at the right stage in an individual's life in order to have a better society. This is achieved through a lot of programmes and events which include; school visitation, IDP camp visitation, campaigns, seminars and talents contests. This project offers actual mentorship, counselling, awareness and empowerment. The age bracket of the beneficiaries of this project is 8 to 25 years. Right now, funding as been from the founder and little support from friends and followers. But as the project expands, we hope to launch a series of fundraising activities that will successfully fund it. We will also establish a training centre for direct communication with the beneficiaries of this project. So that whether we go to visit them or not, there is a place where they can always come to for the purpose which "The Right Stage" was set up. We also hope to establish a proper monitoring and inspection system so as to check our level of progress to ensure that real impact is made. As we move forward, we hope to become a full fledged NGO and also partner with bigger and older NGOS. This project will not only help make the society better by making impact in the lives of these young ones, it will also employ a lot of people thereby curbing unemployment the more.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Marilyn Oma Anona is a young Nigerian woman that was born on 20th of August, 1986. She is a native of Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra state. She is the first born child of her parents. Marilyn had her secondary education at Federal Government Girls College IBUSA, Delta State. She started off her university education by studying medicine and surgery but had to leave the school on account of no accreditation at the time to Anambra State University Uli where she studied Biochemistry. She is a creative writer, TV presenter, actor, social activist, entrepreneur and lots more. Marilyn Oma Anona is the producer and talk show host of Omaliving Show, an inspirational TV talk show that goes beyond the TV to make real impact in the society. Through her talk show, a charity and empowerment arm called the "The Right Stage" was born. Marilyn Oma Anona has been able to touch the lives of Nigerian children and young adults through the Right stage project which started 5th may 2015. It is a nationwide project and so far, Abuja, Nasarawa and Niger has benefitted and they are preparing for the fourth state. Oma believes that the society will be better if the people that make up the society can live and behave well that is motivation. Before setting up her own brand, Oma was a TV presenter on My TV Africa. She hosted the programme "Poetry Pot" for a year. She has worked in some other places which helped give her experience and exposure. She has won several awards.