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12 Finalists Jostle For Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation’s N1m Green Grant Award

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A philanthropic organisation, Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation, is set to give out the sum of N1, 000, 000 to winner in its green grant award.

The gesture, according to the organisers, is part of its efforts to support and empower youths.

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Explaining that the award will hold yearly, the organisers said that it requested for applications from interested young entrepreneurs in the environmental and agricultural sectors who have innovative ideas to solve problems within the sector and it got over 1000 applications.

The applications, they added, were screened internally during the first stage and 40 made it to the next round after which a team of carefully selected judges selected 12 best from them.

The 12 finalists have been invited to the final stage which comprises of a bootcamp which will hold in Ibadan, Oyo State during the last week of August 2019 where the attendees will be trained on the nitty gritty of setting up and maintaining a business.

On the last day, they will be required to pitch their idea to the panel of judges and an audience. From this, a winner will be selected and a grand prize of One Million Naira (1,000,000) will be awarded alongside mentorship and access to other opportunities.

Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation is a private Nigerian philanthropic organization committed to improving the overall quality of life by supporting business start-ups and entrepreneurship interventions. 

“We are devoted to enterprise development with commitment to identify and empower small scale business and social enterprise owners who are interested in the environmental and agricultural sectors in Nigeria thereby reducing the rate of unemployment by creating jobs, enhancing the quality of our environment and adding value to the country’s economy.

“As part of our efforts to support and empower youths, we have set up a “Green Grant Award” that will hold yearly. This year, we have requested for applications from interested young entrepreneurs in the environmental and Agricultural sectors who have innovative ideas to solve problems within the sector and we got over 1000 applications.

These applications have been screened internally during the first stage to about 40. These were then sent to carefully selected judges and the twelve best were picked and invited to the final stage which comprises of a boot camp which will hold in Ibadan, Oyo State during the last week of August 2019 where the attendees will be trained on the nitty gritty of setting up and maintaining a business and on the last day will be required to pitch their idea to the panel of judges and an audience. From this, a winner will be selected and a grand prize of One Million Naira (1,000,000) will be awarded alongside mentorship and access to other opportunities. 

The names of the successful applicants are:

➢ Femi Oyeniyi      Oyo State

➢ Johnson Alaba    Benue State

➢ Asuquo Godwin  Cross River State

➢ Alexander Akhigbe Edo State

➢ Oyeniran Oluwaseun Temitayo  Sokoto State

➢ Ojo Olumide A   Lagos State

➢ Chibuike Emmanuel  Rivers State

➢ Yetunde Fadeyi, Rees Africa Lagos State

➢ Esther Ochuwa, Eco-Care (Bingo)  Lagos State

➢ Amao Ayodeji,   Ogun State

➢ Jiakpo Solomon  Lagos State.

 

We hope that this experience will ignite a renewed zeal in our bid to resolve some major societal ills as we continue to empower the youths whilst developing a sustainable economyand safe guarding our environment.

 

For more information, email enquiries@eetfoundation.org or Call 08077541234

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Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation

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Ibadan, Nigeria.

AUGUST 21, 2019.

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