Summary Report on Building the Spirit of Social Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship

Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2022 Session 6 Report

Date: Saturday 12/02/2022

Volunteers Present: 5

Total Number of Attendees: 54

Timings: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aji Pessu, Warri

Main Topic/Activity: Building the spirit of social intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship

Resource Person: Sholaye Edun


The session was designed to empower our youngsters with the tools of entrepreneurship and with a focus on inspiring creative, viable, feasible and profitable business ideas. A nominated member of each team presented their business ideas.

Session Delivery

The session began with a review of the previous session. This was followed by an animated video on the practical principles of entrepreneurship that was shown to the participants. Participants watched with rapt attention as they learnt some key attributes of a successful entrepreneur; including strategizing instead of giving up in business when they are faced with challenges. This is because such challenges make them know how to go about their business in a more efficient way.

  • Sholaye Edun, Uwala Tedeye and participants at the end of the session

One of our volunteers for the day; Miss Sholaye Edun, explained to the participants the importance of being an entrepreneur. She emphasizes the fact that entrepreneurs make money legitimately, as they tend to do the business they love. Although they are young, they can start developing their entrepreneurial spirit by doing business such as renting novels that can fetch them some money.

She narrated how she began her salon business. In her street, there was only one salon, which was located at the one end of the street. Some people were not ready to walk down the full length of the street to the salon. As a result, she identified this as a problem, which led her to open a salon business at the other end of the street, bringing the service closer to those at her end of the street.

After her presentation, she tasked the teams to strategize and brainstorm on viable and feasible business ideas. Each team had a volunteer assigned to them as a mentor. The teams displayed evidence of true team spirit with how they collaborated within the short time frame and came up with ideas. At the end of the brainstorming session, each team had to present their business ideas before the class, and they chose a participant each to present for them.

Success Tuedongheye represented Team Ogiame Ginuwa II. Their business idea is built around turning waste into wealth. This they plan to achieve by getting used plastics and sachets, sorting them and taking them to a recycling plant for sale. They plan to turn out a profitable business and at the same time keep the environment clean. Our volunteer, Weyinmi Igbineweka mentored Team Ogiame Ginuwa II

Omatsone Anita Omajuwa represented Team Erejuwa II. Their business idea is to make popcorn from maize. As other flour-based snacks have become expensive, their popcorn will be a cheaper alternative snack. They will package it neatly and fancifully, also adding milk to it to make it taste better than others. They promised to make it affordable for everyone. Our guest volunteer for the day, Omatsola Okpeyeaghan mentored Team Erejuwa II.

Etuwewe Besife represented Team Ogiame Atuwatse II. Their business idea is to make liquid soap. Liquid soap is a necessity in every household in the local community because it is used for washing plates, cars, mopping e.t.c. They are aware of a potential local competitor and are prepared to do market research to promote the business. They will come out earlier than the competitor and also deliver their products to homes. Nice fragrance and a foaming agent will be added to make the liquid soap outstanding. Our Volunteer, Eworitsemogha Wyse mentored Team Ogiame Atuwatse II.

Happy Omomehin represented Team Ogiame Ikenwoli. Their business idea is centred around the production and sales of Zobo drink. They plan to get the Zobo leaves, wash and boil. Then sieve out the juice, add sweetener to it and package it neatly and fancifully. Pineapple will be added to the Zobo drink. It will serve as a flavour as well as a sweetener. Packaging will be done using eco-friendly products and sold out chilled. Our Volunteer, Emmanuel Egbe mentored Team Ogiame Ikenwoli.

The general feeling about the ideas discussed and presented by the participants, and the way they approached the task, is clear evidence of the cumulative positive impact of the training and mentoring they have received since the start of the Itsekiri NextGen project.

Other Key Activities During the Session

As it is now the norm, the participants borrowed books to read, and they would be reviewing the books at the next session.

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