In a transformative partnership aimed at empowering young minds, DunsinCraft Collection collaborated with the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Alumnae Association for their impactful Project 50 Kids initiative. The program, held in Abeokuta, Ogun State on the 23rd of May, 2023 focused on empowering 5 children from 10 different schools through various educational sessions and skill acquisition trainings.
The heart of the program lay in the educational sessions designed to inspire and educate the young participants. Two essential topics took center stage: “Monetizing your craft and skill as a teen” and “Children’s Wellbeing” address. These sessions aimed to equip the children with valuable knowledge and practical insights into leveraging their talents and skills for financial independence, as well as addressing important aspects of their overall well-being.
Adding a skill acquisition approach to the program, four engaging classes were conducted to provide the children with practical skills they could apply in their daily lives. The classes included recycling, tie & dye, beading, and Afrocentric accessories crafts. Through these sessions, the young participants had the opportunity to explore their creativity, learn new techniques, and develop their craftsmanship under the guidance of experienced trainers.
Representing DunsinCraft Collection, Oluwadunsin Bolaji took on the role of empowering the children in the art of making Afrocentric accessories. Oluwadunsin Bolaji’s impressive credentials and extensive experience in the field of Afrocentric accessory design further solidify her as an exceptional facilitator for the students. With over 3 years of being an NYSC SAED (National Youth Service Corps, Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development) trainer, she has already made a significant impact by imparting her knowledge and skills to over 2,000 individuals aspiring to become Afrocentric accessory designers.
Her accreditation as a trainer at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, further underscores her expertise and recognition in the industry. This prestigious position demonstrates her commitment to excellence in teaching and equipping aspiring designers with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the world of Afrocentric accessories.
Through her training sessions, Oluwadunsin Bolaji has honed her ability to effectively communicate complex concepts and techniques to learners of diverse backgrounds. Her approachable and engaging teaching style creates a conducive learning environment, enabling her students to grasp the intricacies of Afrocentric accessory design with ease.
The presence of Oluwadunsin Bolaji as a facilitator in the program not only adds credibility but also instills a sense of inspiration and aspiration in the students. They have the privilege of learning from a seasoned professional who has not only mastered her craft but has also dedicated herself to empowering others through training and mentorship.
DunsinCraft Collection’s commitment to empowering children through entrepreneurship and skill acquisition made the partnership with the AWE Alumnae Association a perfect fit. With their passion for nurturing young talents and providing them with the necessary tools for success, DunsinCraft Collection played a vital role in making the Project 50 Kids initiative a resounding success.
The combined efforts of DunsinCraft Collection, other facilitators, and generous sponsors resulted in a program that left a lasting impact on the lives of the participating children. The initiative not only equipped them with valuable skills but also instilled in them a sense of self-belief and the drive to explore entrepreneurial opportunities.
AWEAA Project 50 Kids stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and the transformative effect it can have on the lives of young individuals.
The success of the program would not have been possible without the collective contributions of DunsinCraft Collection, the AWE Alumnae Association, and other facilitators and sponsors who wholeheartedly supported this noble cause.
As DunsinCraft Collection continues its mission to empower children through entrepreneurship and skill acquisition, their partnership with the AWE Alumnae Association serves as an inspiring example for others. Together, they have set the stage for a brighter future by providing young minds with the tools, knowledge, and support needed to shape their own destinies.
Let us celebrate the remarkable achievements of DunsinCraft Collection, the AWE Alumnae Association, and all those involved in making Project 50 Kids an overwhelming success. Their unwavering commitment to empowering children and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship is sure to leave a lasting impact on the lives of these young participants and inspire countless others in the years to come.