The Youth Cooperative and Enterprise Academy is an initiative of the African Youth Development Foundation aimed at jumpstarting socio-economic reforms among youths through massive enterprise development.
The academy is the extension of our Business In You Talkshow, which is an aggressive campaign we launched to encourage young people create jobs for themselves instead of waiting for White and Blue Collar jobs that do not exist anywhere, any more.
We have a mission to prepare Nigerian youths as social entrepreneurs as well as enable them raise startup capitals effortlessly to establish their businesses.
We forsee a Nigerian society whose economy is driven by the youth population who are successful in their various enterprises, adding values and solving the nation’s critical challenges.
We anticipate that through the Enterprise Academy and its accompanying Youth Cooperative, participating youths will: