Over 1000 students benefit at igniting giants Africa career workshop


Brand expert Micheal Demi, Tope Sule, co. founder of Igniting Giants Africa (IGA) students of Surulere girls, Co founder IGA Nene Bejide and HR consultant X3m Ideas, Olasunkanmi Atolagbe at the workshop.<br />

Igniting Giants Africa, (IGA) a youth inclined non-profit organisation has trained over 1000 students in government secondary schools in Lagos.

The organisation started the career workshop campaign in 2018, tagged ‘Emerging careers opportunities for young millennial’

The purpose of the career workshop is to enlighten the student about new career opportunities, how they can take advantage of it, how gender shouldn’t be a barrier in choosing a career and how to successfully turn their hobbies into careers.

The success of the project so far was measured by the feedback from the students and schools.

This career workshop were facilitated by successful industry experts including, human resource consultant Olasunkami Atolagbe of X3m Ideas, movie director Uche Chukwu of Campfire films, Makeup artiste and CEO Georgia Ifer, an online cosmetic store, successful shoe cobbler Kehinde Oduniyi, female furniture maker and interior designer Oladunjoye Thompson and branding expert Mike Onafowora.

The career workshop took place in five government schools between Obalende and Lagos local governments.

IGA is a youth development nongovernmental organisation with a core focus to fight against social vices affecting youth development in the society.

Over the years IGA has evolved into a youth development NGO that focuses on leadership, drug abuse and skill acquisition.

IGA will to continue addressing issues on social vices affecting young people in the society.

In 2019 the organisation plans to do more through ‘Emerging Career Opportunities for Young Millennials workshop’. And will continue the project in local governments in Lagos and also extend across Nigeria, starting from South-South.

The aim of the career workshop is to broaden the minds of Nigerian youths at a very young age and guide them to see solution into making Nigeria a great nation.

IGA ended 2018 with a charity funfair in line with the NGO’s focus.

The event took place at Obalende local government with its supported and tagged, ‘drug abuse and mental health’. Mental health expert sensitized over 500 residents on drug abuse and mental health.