#Ajegunle Life: Paradigm Initiative Nigeria Holds Town Hall Meeting In Ajegunle, Lagos

By Red Media Africa

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) hosted a town hall meeting for its pilot ICT and Entrepreneurship training programme called the L.I.F.E. (Life Skills, ICTs, Financial Readiness And Entrepreneurship) programme which held in Ajegunle.

In the presence of parents, stakeholders, volunteers, partners,community leaders and alumni of the program, certificates were presented to 10 alumni of #AjegunleLIFE who were deemed to have fulfilled all requirements for the completion of the program.

L.I.F.E. training is a capacity building initiative that aims to transform underserved communities in Nigeria as a model intervention for other underserved communities. It provided students with practical trainings on ICT and entrepreneurship, with the aim of preparing the participants to be self-sufficient.

PIN’s Chief Operating Officer, Tope Ogundipe in her welcome remarks said “L.I.F.E. since inception in 2007 has expanded to other locations in Aba (#AbaLIFE), Abia state and more recently Kano. Our aim is to reach more youths living in under-served communities in Nigeria.”

In a speech issued by the Executive Director of PIN – ‘Gbenga Sesan, he said, “it is very important for each of our alumni to go forth and train others in order to foster a truly empowered community. A candle loses nothing by lighting up others.”

The program ended brilliantly with a musical performance by

#AjegunleLIFE 2015 students. It featured melodious songs, and powerful raps.

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) is a social enterprise that connects Nigerian youth with ICT-enabled opportunities. Having worked with government, civil society, private institutions and international organizations, PIN’s projects build on years of combined experience and focus on socio-economic development. Our projects include capacity Building programs such as L.I.F.E. and TENT; ICT Policy intervention programs and the #DigitalJobs campaign. Through these projects and our allied services, PIN connects individuals, people-groups, institutions and communities with the socio-economic opportunities that ICTs provide. PIN maintains four offices: Ajegunle Innovation Centre (AJIC), Aba

Innovation Centre (ABIC), PIN HQ in Yaba, and the Abuja ICT Policy Office.

Red Communication is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED's vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media's limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Communication, Red Marketing and Small

& Medium, and YouthConnect; and its Content Division holds the Y!brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine, YNaija.com, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which

co-presents Africa's leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.

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