A co-working hub in the Ajegunle slums of Lagos is creating opportunities for both professionals and artisans who need space to flourish Isaac Omoyele, the founder of Dreams From the Slum who built the hub said it aims to help people with low income have a place to work He said his initiative is also helping girls who do not have access to sanitary pads in order to end period poverty in the Ajegunle slums.
Ajegunle, a notable area in the city of Lagos is a tale of two extremes, a place where opposites attract. It is a place where Nigeria’s brightest and biggest stars flourished to national and international stardom. Musicians from Daddy Showkey, Africa China to Nigeria’s football international, Odion Ighalo all called Ajegunle home at some point.
Isaac Omoyele, the founder of Dreams From the Slum, has empowered thousands of residents in the community with his initiative that has taken many youths off the streets and given them better chance at life.
His profile on social media is replete with exploits of helping the needy in Ajegunle stay off drugs, early sex, teen pregnancy, and other vices that drown talents in the community. For the past nine years, Omoyele has been on a rescue mission in the community he has called home since childhood.
Recently, his initiative, Dreams From the Slum launched the first Co-working Hub in Nigeria where artisans can co-work with high-heeled professionals. Inspired by challenges, Omoyele wants to end suffering for slum kids Omoyele tells Legit.ng during a visit to him that the hub is in line with the mission of his initiative which aims to empower the low income and the non-income in Ajegunle. According to him, many youths who have learned one skill or another end up being frustrated because of a lack of tools or no tool and conducive place to work. Read more:
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