Flourish Africa, a women empowerment movement founded by Apostle Folorunso Alakija, Africa’sBleading businesswoman and philanthropist, announced the graduation of the first batch of 500 fentrepreneurs and beneficiaries of the Flourish Africa Business and Life Skills Training program.
Training program for business and life skills, aimed at micro, small and medium Eenterprise (MMSP), was inspired by the desire of Apostle Folorunso Alaki to raise the next generation of Frf economically empowered women on the continent, starting with Nigeria in the next five years ito provide them with the skills needed to manage successful and financially sustainable businesses.
During the 12-week intensive training program, 500 beneficiaries were exposed to world-class coaching and business mentoring from industry experts, including Apostle Alaki himself.
Speaking during a live mentoring session, she urged women to support each other and warned of the importance of passing on the lessons they’ve learned.
“Business is God’s business,” she noted, stressing the need to “put God first in business,” explaining that this is the key to her success as an entrepreneur.
Eloho Iyamu, Engagement Associate, Flourish Africa, who commented on the success of the programme, disclosed that in addition to the training, the graduates will also participate in a business pitch competition where 100 winners will receive funding of up to N2 million.
In addition, graduates will also be inducted into the prestigious Flourish Africa Alumnae Association, which is positioned to become a center of knowledge and expertise for African women-owned businesses.
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