A Non-Governmental Organisation, “Teach For Nigeria” has launched a 2022 incubation hub programme for youth leaders to drive education-focused social change projects.
The Chief Executive Officer of Teach For Nigeria, Miss Folawe Omikunle, made this known in a virtual launch ceremony to announce the incubation hub and introduce 2022 innovators on Saturday, in Lagos.
Omikunle said the organisation was committed to developing young leaders to address educational inequality across the country.
“The incubation hub was first launched in 2020 and is part of our organisation’s commitment to supporting the alumni community of its two-year fellowship programme.
“This year, the focus areas for the incubation hub are early childhood education, teacher’s training and development, education in emergencies or conflict areas, poverty and hunger, research as well as policy.
“The programme provides the relevant resources to enable social innovators from the organisation alumni to scale their education innovations from the project or prototype stage to an enterprise.
“Selected participants will be provided with relevant training and practical knowledge to build, scale up and sustain their businesses through a three-month intensive training targeted at national and systems-level social change,” she said.
Omikunle added that they were clear about their mission in really developing, galvanising, and cultivating as many dynamic leaders as possible.
“Especially, those who will share with us in this mission and vision and continue to serve as catalysts to ensure they are able to crystalise solutions across the ecosystem.
“We are inducting 10 new participants into the hub today, reinstating commitment to help its alumni scale viable social enterprises.
“Alumni selected for the 2022 incubation hub will have access to three months intensive hybrid ideation workshop and boot camp.
“Also, the opportunity to win seed funding up to one million Naira, and access to post programme support and mentoring by seasoned entrepreneurs,” she said.
Miss Zainab Akintayo an alumnus and participant said that she was excited to have been selected for the 2022 incubation hub.
Akintayo said that through these initiatives, they were building a vision of what inclusive education should look like.
“I am excited about scaling up my Smart Garden Initiative birthed to improve the food security of poor households and teach students how to launch their personal gardens at home,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Teach For Nigeria is a non-profit organisation focused on enlisting Nigeria’s most promising future leaders in the effort to expand educational and life opportunities for all children in Nigeria.