Archive Sahara Foundation Set to Empower 12 Million Beneficiaries Through...

Sahara Foundation Set to Empower 12 Million Beneficiaries Through Extrapreneurship Platforms

-

- Advertisment -

By Our Reporter

Updated – Sahara Foundation has adopted the extrapreneurship strategy to drive integrated economic empowerment programmes through strategic partnerships and support for innovative as well as scalable business ventures.

Sahara Foundation is the Corporate Responsibility vehicle of Sahara Group, Africa’s leading energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in eight countries across four continents.

Over the next four years, Sahara Foundation plans to directly impact 12 million beneficiaries and also create value through the identification, development and maintenance of relevant stakeholders through which beneficiaries can grow and sustain businesses.

This will be achieved through skills acquisition training, mentoring and access to a network of committed stakeholders.

The Executive Director and Co-Founder, Sahara Group, Tonye Cole, explained that the core of the extrapreneurship framework is “to produce a platform that finds, creates and connects young extrapreneurs in emerging markets”, adding that this would be achieved by leveraging on Sahara Foundation’s key strength of bringing together various committed stakeholders and promoting cross- sectoral collaboration.

‘Extrapreneurship’ involves creating value through leveraging internal and external strengths to drive cross-sectoral collaboration.

This is made possible by connecting the right people and organizations towards providing sustainable solutions to global social problems.

Unlike entrepreneurship, which focuses mainly in income generation, extraprenuership is centered on wealth creation and preservation.

Cole said the shift in Sahara Foundation’s focus is modelled after Sahara Group’s strategy.

He added: “Sahara has evolved from a fledgling entrepreneurial business which began 20 years ago into a world class conglomerate with operations across the energy value chain including upstream, midstream, downstream operations. We have leveraged our network of committed stakeholders to expand the business, embrace opportunities and grow the franchise sustainably over the past two decades.”

Sahara Foundation aims to drive the extrapreneurship programme through the establishment of community/academic hubs and the social media.
These platforms will provide resource materials and inspire networking and collaboration on a mass scale for local, regional, national and global beneficiaries.

Cole stated: “You cannot even imagine the multiplier effect we are hoping to generate with the new model as young business owners are exposed to boundless opportunities that exist within the various hubs and our dedicated web portal where leading business individuals and organisations will be available to guide and link budding extrapreneurs. We are mostly excited about the fact that this is a sustainable approach to empowering youths and engendering economic growth and development.”

Sahara will in the coming weeks unveil various projects that will kick start its extrapreneruship strategy in its locations across the globe.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living With Dissabilities (JONAPWD ) in Lagos state has commanded Babajide...

Groups Call On Judicial Panels Of Inquiry To Dispense Justice On Victims, Survivors Of Police Brutality

Kenneth Afor | The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) and Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN Foundation) has...

COVID-19 Second Wave: FG Urged To Ban Flights From Britain, Others

By Ijeoma Ukazu | With some countries currently experiencing the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, the Health Writers’ Association...

“I am not distracted by calls for 2023 presidential race” — Yahaya Bello

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has said calls for him to contest in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election is...

AfDB Provides $25m To Boost Low-Carbon Energy Generation

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors on Monday, December 14, 2020 approved $15 million from the Sustainable Energy...

Civil Defence Receives COVID-19 Testing Equipment

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu on Friday in his office received Covid...

Must read

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

%d bloggers like this: