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FATE Foundation Business Recovery Programme For Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs.



FATE Foundation Business Recovery Programme For Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs.

FATE Foundation has launched the Business Recovery Programme (for youth) to support young Nigerian entrepreneurs hit by the economic impact of covid-19. The programme will run virtually all through 2021.

Funded by the Standard Chartered Foundation, the project is part of futuremakers by Standard Chartered, a global initiative to tackle inequality. FATE Foundation aims to support 2,000 young entrepreneurs. Micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) businesses have a crucial role to play in economic recoveries post-COVID and ensuring support of a diverse range of young entrepreneurs will contribute towards a richer, more varied and more resilient economy for everyone.

FATE Foundation will provide a holistic package of support including Digital Transformation Workshop, Resilience Building Series, and Remote Consulting & Advisory services to be delivered virtually to 2000 entrepreneurs across Nigeria. We will specifically target underserved entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-35 who have been hardest hit by the crisis. The key target segments are:

  • Young entrepreneurs (between the ages of 18-35)
  • Female entrepreneurs (a minimum of 50% will be targeted)
  • Micro-entrepreneurs (as defined by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) – businesses that have less than 10 employees and are valued at less than 5 million Naira).

A core initiative to enable success is effectively engaging staff members of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria and this volunteer engagement strategy document outlines the programme timelines, process and how staff members can be involved.


  • Lagos
  • Rivers
  • Osun
  • Abuja
  • Edo
  • Kwara
  • Ondo
  • Oyo
  • Abia
  • Kano


  • Age (18-35yrs) with an existing/operational/trading business(es)
  • Business location (Any of the highlighted states above)


  • Entire training duration: 4 weeks
  • Weekly: (Tuesday – Fridays)
  • Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm daily
  • No. of contact hours: 16/workshop stream
  • Class size: 40 unique female entrepreneurs
  • Delivery Format/Platform: Workshop style/ Zoom (Virtual Learning)
  • Training Fee: FREE

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the FATE Foundation Business Recovery Programme 2021

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Ian Parry Scholarship Prize 2021 For Young Photo Journalists



Ian Parry Scholarship Prize 2021 For Young Photo Journalists

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age. Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death. Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.

The Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential.

The entry criteria for both is the same and the judges will make their decisions based on the individual merits of the entries. Entrants must submit a portfolio and a clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.


Benefits include:

Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.

Canon Europe continues to support the Scholarship and loans equipment to the winners.

Attend a portfolio review day with leading industry experts in London (covid permitting).

Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of The Canon Award for Potential.

Both winners will have the opportunity to take part in the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.

World Press Photo, automatically accepts the winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

Your work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine, our media sponsor.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ian Perry Scholarship Prize 2021

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