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Thursday, December 11, 2014

JGC Scholarship for Entrepreneurship and innovation

So about my amazing week, I was privileged to be a part of the launch of a project that is set to empower young women and men and raise the next generation of entrepreneurs. I met Jennifer Jemedafe online recently, she reached out to me and mentioned that she was launching a new project for young entrepreneurs. Of course I was happy to be a part of it, I didn't even know how big this project was until I got to the UN information center that I realized how much work had gone into this.

We can either choose to focus on the opportunities and good things happening around us or wallow in self pity while sharing sob stories about the state of the nation. I choose the former and I say, this is one of the best times to be an entrepreneur. Every other day, there is something happening, influencers everywhere, changing the game! I tell you, it is not all gloom and doom.....

The event was full of inspiring great people. +Bimpe Onakoya gave an inspiring speech about her entrepreneurial journey. Professor Abiodun Denloye, of the center for entrepreneurial studies, Lagos State University represented the VC of LASU and launch a moving campaign video produced by the students of LASU on violence against women. Professor Ralph Akinfeleye of the department of Mass Communication, Unilag was also there to unveil the unilag video on stopping violence against women.

The launch was timely as it was within the 16daysactivism under the #heforshe project supported by the United nations to say YES to women empowerment and NO to Violence against women. They have been a huge support for the project so far. Intel too was represented there as they have a mission to empower up to 5 million women in entrepreneurship over the next few years.

All in all it was a great event.

Now to introduce the project and the face behind this laudable project.

 +jennifer jemedafe  is the CEO Jaytech Global Concept.The company is into PR , Marketing and Strategy and they are also Ambassadors for #entrepreneurship in Africa.

So I quickly took a selfie with Africa's Mark Zucheberg, +Gossy Ukanwoke hehe
The first set of recipients of the scholarship
The JGC Scholarship for Entrepreneurship & Innovation was born out of the company vision to deliver excellent service and ensure that clients become the best in their field trough innovative strategies and technology and customer satisfaction.

BAUOnline became a partner a few months ago. In Jennifer's words, "I thought how do I deliver excellent service and make positive impact at the same time" that's how the concept of the JCG Scholarship for Entrepreneurship and innovation came about.

The project seeks to raise a new generation of young successful entrepreneurs and  solve the unemployment issues Nigeria and Africa is currently facing.

The company connects with Governments, Organizations, and private individuals in the bid to get sponsorship to give scholarships to students who are graduating from the University.

Scholarship package is :
  • Tuition Fees for entrepreneurship and innovation course on the BAUOnline platform
  • Free Laptop
  • Access to VC4Africa platform for funding and mentorship
  • INTEL Ebasics course free preloaded on the laptop
Partners are :
  • BAUOnline
  • Elvina Ibru 
  • +MI Abaga 
  • United Nations Information Centre
  • Intel
  • VC4Africa

This is just at launch stage..

The company is in talks with more corporate organizations and individuals and the  to make the scholarship package better and more impactful as we go on with an inclusion of access to data and much more.

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