WorldRemit has announced the launch of its WorldRemit Entrepreneurs Programme in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and Zimbabwe in its bid to empower 200 entrepreneurs from the African countries to help them grow their businesses.
The global digital money transfer service said this is part of its commitment to creating opportunities and facilitating development in Africa.
In a statement introducing the programme, the company noted that since the outbreak of COVID-19 across Africa, the continent has experienced a significant setback with the businesses of many entrepreneurs taking a hit. It further stated that these entrepreneurs control the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) landscape that have made significant contributions to the growth of the African economy especially through the creation of jobs. WorldRemit is kickstarting this significant investment to support and empower these small businesses to grow their businesses.
The programme, which commenced in November 2020, will run until the end of January 2021 and will focus on empowering 50 entrepreneurs each from the four African countries. The training module was developed and will be delivered in partnership with The Nest, a pan-African tech incubation hub reaching entrepreneurs from all sectors, domains, and industries across the continent.
The Entrepreneurship Programme brand ambassador, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, AKA Patoranking, said, the gesture will promote the partnership with WorldRemit and encourage people to enter the competition which will help to build entrepreneurship across Africa.
As a leading music star with a solid entrepreneurship background, he is well-positioned to support these businesses on their journey to growth.
Speaking on this partnership, Country Manager, Nigeria, and Ghana, WorldRemit, Gbenga Okejimi, said: “Much of what Africa is today is due to its entrepreneurship which is a key driver for socio-economic progress through significant job creation and innovation. At WorldRemit, we want to be known for fostering the African entrepreneurship spirit. We want to be a part of Africa’s future prosperity. By helping build entrepreneurs across our African markets, we are enabling growth and development.”
To participate, WorldRemit customers from around the world are encouraged to send a minimum of £50 or its equivalent value in their local currency to Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, or Zimbabwe between November 2nd and December 31, 2020. Winners will be chosen through a draw to nominate the budding entrepreneurs living in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. The nominated entrepreneurs will receive the WorldRemit Business Booster pack, as well as access to the digital training course.