Peace Hyde, Head of Digital Media and Partnership Forbes Africa and Media Entrepreneur, has established another branch of her innovative entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition non-profit organization, Aim Higher Africa, in Lagos, Nigeria.
The AHA skills acquisition center, located in Yaba, is designed to tutor unemployed youth and grassroots entrepreneurs as well as startups with its Mind-set Reorientation and Design Thinking Curriculum (MRDT) to build strong and sustainable businesses that will bring value to their communities and also provide opportunities for the thousands of unemployed youth in Lagos.
“Aim Higher Africa MRDT Curriculum responds to the problem of unemployment through youth entrepreneurship, which offers innovative solutions for economic growth among young people. To address these critical issues, we are working with international organizations, the private sector and development organizations to increase and improve young people’s access to financial services, financial literacy and entrepreneurship and employment skills training,” said Hyde.
The organization was praised on CNN earlier this year, for its efforts in building over 600 businesses in West Africa, thereby creating about 3000 jobs for youth. Hyde who also has a background as a senior management executive from a leading UK education institution where she also taught as a Science teacher for 7 years, created the MRDT curriculum alongside the innovation and entrepreneurship professor, Dr. Gordon Adomdza, PHD. holder from the University of Waterloo and a lecturer at Harvard University.
“Our new center has a vision of helping entrepreneurial youth, build their business skills, their links to markets and access support such as from financial services and through mentoring. The world is bursting with opportunity; every day, new inventions answer questions we had never thought to ask.”