LAGOS – The Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) has designed a programme that will expose teenagers to the concept of entrepreneurship and money management skills, its Desk Manager, Mrs Adenike Ajala, said on Monday.
Ajala told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that NEW, female arm of the Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association (NECA), was focusing on teens because of their enthusiasm toward learning new things.
She said that a workshop that would teach teenagers how to generate and develop business ideas would hold on May 17.
“It is expedient for them to become equipped with ideas that can generate income when they eventually graduate.
“This will make them self-sufficient and financial independent instead of roaming the streets in search of unavailable white-collar jobs.
“They will eventually become employers of labour instead of joining the large number of unemployed youth in the country,’’ she said.
According to her, the workshop is tagged: “Teenpreneurship: Nurturing Future Business Leaders” and will hold in Abuja.
“ We are targeting teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 because their minds are usually very active.
“ It is important to keep their minds busy in a positive way in order to make them productive,” Ajala said.
She also said that prizes would be awarded to participants who explore the business ideas as part of ways to encourage them to become successful entrepreneurs. (NAN)