Dreams from the Slum Empowerment Initiative, a not-for-profit organization has unveiled a first-of-its-kind workstation in Ajegunle, Ajeromi Ifelodun local government area, Lagos.

The ‘Ajegunle Co-working Hub’ is an initiative aimed at growing a network for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and artisans within the Ajegunle vicinity to link up and promote their craft.

The facility will create access to work equipment for artisans and budding young entrepreneurs to practice, while also providing a conducive work environment and access to training opportunities on business growth, the NGO said in a statement provided to BusinessDay.

The hub will also help participants improve on work strategies, ethics and in particular, provide access to a free skill acquisition center for out-of-work women.

Isaac Omoyele, founder of the hub was birth as a response to the craving of vulnerable residents who have approached.

“The facility is an incubator for artisans, entrepreneurs, and freelancers where they can learn and grow their businesses without the burden of insufficient and high costs of available workspaces,” he said.

Recently launched, the hub comprises a 10-person workstation, 6-man boardroom, a conference room, private office, meeting room, and an artisan center where skill acquisition would take place.

It is located at 101, Kirikiri Road, opposite Mobil Filling station, Wilmer bus stop, Olodi Apapa, Lagos.

The Dreams from the Slum Empowerment Initiative is committed to making the dreams of slum dwellers come true, riding on education, empowerment, and mentorship.

Original Articlle culled from businessday.com. Read original article here