Special thanks to our seasoned speakers, Mrs Chinyere Tony-Eke, Founder The Blatz Train and Mrs Omolara Yeku, Founder Solution PRO for sharing invaluable insights on the importance of skills development; and understanding the role of hard and soft skills in preparing for the world of work and self-employment with over 166 youth and guests present.

Special thanks to our partners the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos and Lagos State Ministry of Education, Education District II for collaborating with S.M.I.L.E to commemorate the 2019 World Youth Skills Day.

We are very grateful to X2D TV, Bright Tokab Decor, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Solution PRO, The Blatz Train, our amazing volunteers and friends for supporting the event.

To combat youth unemployment, young people must start acquiring technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills and work towards self employment.

We celebrate our teens in business Emmanuella and Tolulope as well as 21 years old Tejumade, who have acquired lucrative skills and empowered themselves at an early age.

We gave these young ladies who are members of S.M.I.L.E’s Young Business Leaders Network and Timba Entrepreneur Foundation, the platform to share their experiences and inspire their peers.