National Youth Service Corps Partners with the Foundation | Blog

Posted July 25, 2014
In a development partnership between Fisher Foundation for Sustainable Development in Africa and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Imo State, one hundred and twenty six (126) Batch A 2014 corps members of the have been trained in modern fish farming technologies.

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.

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