A Nigerian young man, Isaac Omoyele has set a record for opening the first Co-working Hub in Ajegunle to assist entrepreneurs and artisans have conducive environment to thrive better and gain global recognition.
Speaking exclusively to Vanguard Newspaper, Omoyele, the founder of Dream from the Slum Empowerment Initiative, a non-governmental organization committed to using education, empowerment, and mentorship to make the aspirations of those living in slums a reality, stated that the hub called Ajegunle Co-working hub was his gift to Ajegunle, a place he said made him.
He added that the Hub launched to mark his birthday, aside from being the best gift he was giving to his community, would employ close to 12 persons.
” It is a wealth creation space where people can come into a serene environment, work, and create wealth. ” He said.
His words: ” Today, we are having the official opening of the Ajegunle Co-working Hub, which is aimed at creating an enabling environment for artisans and entrepreneurs in Ajegunle. Recall that Covid-19 has taught people a whole lot including staying at home to work. However, a lot of entrepreneurs are not disciplined enough. So, the whole idea is to create space away from home that can still feel like an office environment. It creates something of excellence even in rural area of Ajegunle.
” The hub boast of a training hall of excellent standard; a conference room that can take about 25 persons; a meeting room that can accommodate six people; and private offices as most times, people here when they have meeting with their clients, go to eateries. This place is more decent and conducive. We also have private offices. Then, the big Co-working hub that can take 10 entrepreneurs or artisans at a time. We also have a skill acquisition space too for difference skills. We also hope to use the space also to help teenage mothers with skills as they deserve a second chance in life. ” Omoyele noted.
On the reason behind his NGO, the founder, Dream from the Slum Empowerment Initiative, explained that:” I actually grew in Ajegunle, and as a child, I had a lot of challenges from the home. From dropping out of school, to not having a balance diet, or even going to school or bed on empty stomach. I also dropped out of school but got a better life because someone gave me a full scholarship. Since than, I determined that I have to pay back this scholarship, this has been my drive. So beyond just helping children, I understand that these children go back to their parents that do not have jobs….
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