JCI set to hold mentorship, entrepreneurship drive

In a bid to ensure that its members are empowered, enlightened and are on the right track to take on their career and passion, the Junior Chambers International (JCI) Ikeja chapter has churned out a series of activities to set the year in motion.

According to the president of the club, Mr. Oluwatosin Ligali, “we are kicking off the year with an innovation and enterprise seminar. We are looking at the need for more start-ups and entrepreneurs in the society, we want to inspire young business owners and start ups to increase the gross domestic product of our nation.

“Another is the ‘Coffee with the CEO’, which is a mentorship program where we have a coffee meeting with a top executive or an entrepreneur who will share his wealth of experience with young entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.”

He said that at JCI, they believe in building the personality before building the community, “we first empower our members through the various programmers and then we channel to the community. We also have the ‘Tech Academy’, which is a programming and coding booth camp for young students within ages 13- 17 to teach them the basics of programming and coding through real world and hands on software development training for a month.”

Ligali also said that the association is presently undergoing a clean up exercise, to commemorate the world ‘Lets do it’ campaign. He said that the programme entails identifying a community and engaging the people to take responsibility of the hygiene of their community.

He added, “We will have a health sensitization programme and the global leadership awards, this will be in recognition of active citizens who are adding value to the society and are not given so much attention.”

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