Monday, 19 December 2016

THE BUSINESS IN YOU DAILY: My Experience at the YALI Startup Event in Asaba

Remy Chukwunyere, Aka Yours Youthscarely writes from Imo State. 

Dear IYBlog readers, I know many of you must have been itching to hear my Asaba experience. Many thanks to all of you that made your last minute contributions within the short notice, I called for them. 

As expected, my presentation at the YALI Startup and Networking Event was awesome, many thanks to God, who has always been there for me.

The truth is that it's been God all the way since I started my public speaking career. I cannot even explain why God is doing all these in my life. Where ever I go to speak, people's lives are changed; they get empowered just by listening to me; they celebrate and honor me as a King. In fact, I can’t really explain what God wants to achieve through me and this special gift. May his name alone be praised in Jesus name!

The Asaba event was an opportunity for me to meet other young entrepreneurs and professionals. I was delighted to meet Blessing Agho, a Fellow of YALI West Africa, who is a proud farmer and the CEO of Earth Tab. According to her, she studied Computer Science but decided to pursue her passion in crop production in order to contribute to food security needs of the country. After listening to me, Blessing confessed that, in all the seminars and workshops she has attended, no speaker has ever made an impact in her life, the way I did during my presentation. 

I was glad to meet another youth who developed a generator that is fed from biogas. He is also a Fellow of YALI West Africa and has turned his passion into a great business opportunity, generating power from wastes after converting them into biogas. What an amazing technology that he adopted when the YALI team visited the Songhai Farm in Cotonou on an excursion? 

The CEO of Skol Consulting, Hon. Shoal Olumola’s experience over the years advocating for the participation of Nigerian youths at the UN General Assembly calls for immediate attention by the relevant federal government agencies. 

The lawyer turned “Word Poet”, Vikram was also there and his thrilling performance left no one in doubt that word poetry is the next big thing and that it is better to pursue passion above profession. 

It was an awesome gathering of young professionals, who joined me in provoking Asaba youths into action. In his remarks, the facilitator of the event, Ambassador Daniel Nwodi, another fellow of YALI West Africa and the CEO of Students Without Borders said that he put the event together in order to increase awareness about the opportunities available for young people in any of the YALI’s programs, whether in the Washington office in USA or at the three regional centers in Africa. 

Also speaking, the event host, Mrs. Edith Uche Aganoke, the Executive Director of the Global Inspiration Foundation, UK said that the event was an opportunity she has been craving for and thanked both speakers and participants for honoring her invitation. She remarked that the YALI Startup Event was just the beginning of the many programs, her UK based organization will implement for the benefits of youths and children of Delta State. 

Wooow… yours youthscarely and other guests were treated to a sumptuous after event dinner party! 

Hahahaha…. Abeg, don’t forget, we’re reaching from the Youth Cooperative and Enterprise Academy…

To God be all the glory for his journey mercies in Jesus name!

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