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FATE Foundation trains 320 Nigerians to bridge inequality gap

The FATE Foundation has trained 320 Nigerians through its Aspiring Entrepreneurs Programme (AEP) Futuremakers edition in a bid to bridge inequality gap in the country.

Futuremakers by Standard Chartered is Standard Chartered Bank’s (SCB) global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion for young people in underserved communities, especially youths and persons with disabilities.

According to the organisers, the Standard Chartered Foundation (SBF) sponsored the two-year initiative and was supported by Youth Business International (YBI).

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Adenike Adeyemi, Executive Director of FATE Foundation said, “I am delighted to announce the successful completion of the FutureMakers project, which speaks to the power of collaboration and innovative entrepreneurship.

“With the support of Standard Chartered Foundation supported by Youth Business International, we have empowered a new generation of young entrepreneurs to drive economic growth and job creation in Nigeria. We remain committed to our vision to shape the future of entrepreneurship in Nigeria.”

The program consisted of eight cohorts, each comprising 40 entrepreneurs, totaling 320 participants across Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, and Ekiti States. According to the organisers, the gender distribution was skewed towards female participation, with 70 percent female and 30 percent male.

‘’We are delighted to host the maiden edition of the SC Pop Up. The event is designed to promote awareness of the Bank’s Supplier Diversity and Inclusion strategy for small and women-owned businesses,” said Joke Adu, AGM/Acting Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited.

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“It also amplifies the strategic support the Bank provides to aspiring entrepreneurs including those in tertiary institutions and entrepreneurs living with disability through our various Futuremakers Community Impact initiatives (that focus on education, employability, and entrepreneurship) including our Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program (AEP) implemented by Fate Foundation.