WAVE celebrated its 5thyear anniversary on August 12. It was a time to acknowledge and appreciate team members and alumni for their commitment and hard work.
Noella gave an opening remark appreciating alumni, colleagues(past and present), employers and others, thanki them for their tenacity and supportthrough the years, from inception to date whilst encouraging everyone to keep being ambassadors of thebrand. Alumni, Gabriel Ejoni (Professional Model- Beth Model Agency), Nelson (IT Coordinator - Joan Agha Foundation) and Adebayo (Designer- Self Employed) shared their individual experiences of how WAVE has made a huge impact and transformed their lives by connecting them to job opportunities and creating pathways to their success.
Later during the event, the referral program in the lastquarter came up. This section of the event was set-up to reward alumni as partof WAVE’s duty to encourage them in spreading the word of transformation whichthe brand is about. Paly Brown and Hope Okpomudia representing Ajah Academy andOlawale representing the defunct Festac Academy won a cash prize of N10,000N6,000 and N4,000 Naira respectively for their assistance in referringdifferent individuals to the WAVE program.
The highlight of the event was the Alumni VentureCompetition led by our Judges, Eizu Uwaoma (Founder and Lead Strategist,Hexavia.), Shirley Somuah (Vice President at Cardinal Stone Capital Advisers)and Chibuzor Chigbata (CEO, Wolcott Niepce Ltd.) who supervised the presentationsfrom the young talents. This was designed to financially support in acquiring materials for their start-ups .Solomon Apehemerged winner of N50,000 Naira, Collins David and Tobi Shittu secured secondand third positions winning N30,000 and N20,000 Naira respectively. To topit all, one of the judges encouraged the winner with an additional N20,000Naira.
CEO, WAVE, Misan, gave a vote ofthanks to everyone, acknowledging alumni who have showed commitment to WAVE indifferent ways, while also encouraging them to maximize the opportunitiesbefore them. Appreciation was given to team members (past and present)for staying the course and bearing the vision, not forgetting familymembers and volunteers.
Kwiksie rounded off the event with a resounding and entertaining performance of the anniversary theme song titled "transforming lives."
Below are some of the images taken from the event.
THANK YOU TEAM WAVE FOR SHOWING UP AND MAKING IT WORTH THE EFFORT.
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