Total E&P Multipurpose Cooperative Society in partnership with Junior Achievers Nigeria organised entrepreneurial programmes for primary and secondary schools in Lagos and Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
The Programme, which the company notes is part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), was designed to help students explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
A statement signed by Henry Hector-Amiwero, the Head of Legal Compliance and Communications, Total E&P Nigeria, said the company through the cooperative was committed to implementing a growing number of community outreach initiatives, with a focus on entrepreneurship.
According to THISDAY, the statement revealed that with the partnership, both organisations are committed to developing and implementing programmes to help students become entrepreneurial thinkers and prepare them to develop thriving ideas that culminate into business ventures.
The statement said the “entrepreneurial programme introduces secondary school students to the essential elements of entrepreneurship, business plan and then challenges them to start ventures while still in high school. Students learn about advertising, competitive advantages, financing, marketing, and product development that makes them self-starters and innovators”.
Hector-Amiwero said employees of Total E&P Nigeria Staff Cooperative Society had been trained by staff of Junior Achievers Nigeria on the entrepreneurial modules. He noted that the training enabled them to transfer necessary skills to the various schools selected for the initiative.
Simi Nwogwugwu, the Executive Director of Junior Achiever Nigeria thanked the staff of Total E&P Cooperative Society Limited for working with Junior Achievers Nigeria to raise future meticulous business leaders.