Pst. Ituah Ighodalo, Tomie Balogun & Fred Agbata as Press Conference Speakers
Innovation is at the heart of today’s business and growth and it will play a key role as we head into a digitally-dominated future. To celebrate its increasingly important place at the heart of Nigeria’s upward trajectory, The Why I Am Alive Initiative (WIAAI) is staging the inaugural Innovators Empowerment Awards to recognize and financially support the brilliance of young Nigerians in diverse areas of human endeavor: fashion, art, food, philanthropy, design, technology, architecture amongst others. This empowerment and awards event is scheduled to hold on the 20th of November 2021 with respected business and global leaders speaking and judging entries.
To kickstart the Innovators Empowerment and Awards program, media personality and founder of the Why I Am Alive Initiative, Caroline Moore will be joined by the chairman of the advisory board of the WIAAI Pastor Ituah Ighodalo; venture capitalist and founder of Twelvest & TGIC, Tomie Balogun; and regional director of Founder Institute Africa, Fred Agbata; for a press conference on Tuesday, October 12 at 1:30 pm live on Instagram.
About the Innovators Empowerment and Awards.
The Innovators Empowerment and Awards is designed to empower young Nigerians to be the best in their chosen fields of endeavor and live a purposeful life that is built on diligence and excellence.
Since its inception, the Why I Am Alive Initiative has empowered school students in rural areas with scholarships to continue their education. Market women have also benefited by getting help to support their businesses and families with young career professionals and entrepreneurs also receiving knowledge and financial support.
This year’s project aspires to reach a minimum of 30 thousand tertiary institutions and 16 thousand secondary school students through outreaches and 15 million young and aspiring Nigerians through PR and digital media activities.
The innovation drive is part of the WIAAI’s continued efforts to handhold student innovators by turning their ideas into commercially viable products. The outreach, which features workshops and knowledge sessions, seeks to support students and innovators seeking a break in entrepreneurial ventures.
The Chairman of the Advisory board of Why I Am Alive, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo has been involved in different projects to facilitate achieving a desirable Nigeria and he expressed confidence that the Why I Am Alive Initiative will continue to impact lives.
“This year, the focus remains the same; empowering and inspiring young Nigerians to live a more purposeful life, saving them from the shackles of poverty and suffering as well to build a nation focusing on its positive aspects” he said.
Convener of the WIAAI Caroline Moore disclosed that the aim of the initiative is to change “the mindset of young Nigerians to believe in their potential and live purposeful lives.”
“I want them to understand that their minds can make a difference in the world,” she said. “I want students in particular to see themselves as more than just consumers of innovation, but also creators of innovation as well.”
To be a part of this Initiative and to attend the press conference to be held on Instagram Tuesday 12th October at 1.30 pm WAT, follow Eureka Moments and Pastor Ituah Ighodalo on Instagram. Click here to apply free for a chance to be shortlisted for the Innovators Empowerment and Awards program where you will get funding and support to bring your innovative ideas to life.