The objective is to reduce the level of youth unemployment among Nigerian graduates by making them Agro entrepreneurs and helping them to access start-up funds to launch their businesses.
Particularly, through a Memorandum of Understanding between NYSC and Bank Of Industry (BOI), Fisher Foundation is facilitating loan processes for these corps members.
So far, about 20% of trained corps members have embarked into fish farming at different levels. According to the Executive Director of the Foundation, Kevin Ekwenwa, the goal is to achieve 80% start-ups before the start of the Batch B Corps Members training in August, 2014.
Furthermore, plans are on the way for a Business Plan Competition Series for budding entrepreneurs in the aquaculture sector to receive tailored mentorships and internships; as Fisher Foundation stays committed to putting smiles on the faces of people in need.