The Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) has launched the AEA Young Entrepreneurs Club (AYEC), formerly known as AEA Entrepreneurs Club (EC).
The launch was made after a two-day training programme of 35 participants drawn from FCT Secondary Education Board (FCT SEB) and Public Secondary Schools in all the six (6) Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Ag. Managing Director/CEO of Abuja Enterprise Agency, Malam Shehu Abdulkadir, said the training was designed to ensure that school coordinators of AYEC are equipped with the necessary skills required to ensure smooth take-off and operations of the AEA Young Entrepreneurs Club (AYEC) in the 30 public secondary schools selected as pilot in the first phase of the project.
“AYEC was conceived out of the agency’s desire to entrench entrepreneurial skills in secondary schools within the FCT. Its objective is to bring out creativity, innovation and unique business ideas; to promote social entrepreneurship in every school and to provide a platform to develop these ideas into profitable business ventures”.
Shehu added that the project would bring various participating schools to run solution-based projects on the challenges faced within their environment and the country at large, noting that it is not limited to innovative ideas but also viable businesses that already exist with a view of solving a problem in their immediate community.
One of the participants Chilaka Alexandra appreciated the management of AEA for the opportunity given and the agency’s commitment in the development of the adolescents of the FCT and beyond, he further assured the management of their commitment towards the success of the project.