This summer was great as S.M.I.L.E created a platform for 39 teenagers & youth to acquire skills of interest as part of our drive to address youth unemployment in Nigeria. We will continue to encourage more youth to embrace entrepreneurship to help reduce their future dependence on white collar jobs after graduation from university.
Our profound gratitude goes to our partners, JMA Solutions LLC for sponsoring this program & Timba Entrepreneur Foundation for the training.

Empowering Teens & Youth to be Micro Business Owners

We celebrate the 39 teenagers & youth who embraced the new orientation & participated in S.M.I.L.E’s Young Business Leaders Network, youth enterprise development program over the summer acquiring skills to start micro businesses which require minimal start up capital but generate regular income – sewing & fashion design, hairdressing, barbering, make-up & gele tying, web design, graphic design as well as business development knowledge.

Peplum tops, skirts and bow ties in two weeks!

What a joy to watch the 8 young female participants in the sewing and fashion design class proudly model their self-made peplum tops and skirts and the only male participant dressed in a bow tie also made by himself, during their graduation after their two weeks Summer Skills Acquisition Program.

Creating Opportunities for Girls and Boys in ICT

Young girls aren’t taking the back seat in the ICT space. It’s interesting seeing young female participants on our Summer Skills Acquisition program show tremendous potential with web and graphic design. We encourage more girls and boys to take advantage of the growing opportunities in the ICT world.