Our anniversary has come and gone but the event created an opportunity for reflection and celebration of everyone that has contributed to #projectWAVE
Highlights of the event included alumni testimonials; where alumni got the opportunity to share their experience before, during and after WAVE training, alumni referral award by outreach; where alumni that had referred trainees were rewarded with cash prizes and the big one; the alumni business pitch competition.
One of the activities during the anniversary celebration was an alumni business pitch competition between 5 of our alumni for a cash price of 50,000 naira and 30,000 naira for the winner and runner up respectively.
The alumni had the opportunity to make a case for their business and why they think they should be supported. The panel of judges gave feedback to the alumni on their businesses; the panel included Shirley Somuah; who works in the financial industry, Segun Adeniyi; a business advisor and Nnenna Onyewuchi; a communications and PR expert.
Nifemi Mariam a fashion enthusiast that makes fashion accessories won the cash prize of 50,000 naira while the runner-up was Anastasia who runs a media production company. This was a means of encouraging our alumni that are entrepreneurial even while they seek paid employment.