Connak Foundations invests in entrepreneurship and skill acquisition programs that help youths and women earn better livelihoods and escape from the circle of poverty. Connak Foundation Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative program aims to empower young people in Nigeria by providing them with business development support, vocational training support and start-up capital to enable them set up new businesses that will employ young people. We seek to reach emerging and creative youths whose initiatives are usually under-resourced or unrecognized. This initiative has trained over 100 youths and over 10% of these youths have successfully set up businesses with the grant support of over 3 million naira and these businesses have employed working staffs.
Entrepreneurship programs include:
(1) Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative Program
(2) YIEP Business Plan Competition
Vocational Programs include:
(1) Fashion and Design – Garment Making.
(2) Interior Decoration.
(3) Hair Dressing,
(4) Wood works and carpentry,
(5) Auto Electrical.