Shell Nigeria Ogoni LiveWIRE Programme 2016 for Youths from Ogoniland

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/Shell/Total/Agip Joint Venture (SPDC JV) announces the commencement of the 2016 LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme specifically targeted at youths in Ogoniland.

LiveWIRE is a youth enterprise development programme supported by the SPDC JV.  The programme aims to inspire, encourage and support young entrepreneurs aged 18-35 to start their own businesses through the provision of training and startup finance.

The LiveWIRE programme objectives are to:
•    Enable youths to establish businesses by providing business planning and management skills through the ‘Become a Successful Business Owner Course’.
•    Provide business startup grants for candidates with the best business plans.
•    Link successful candidates to third parties like banks, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and allied financial institutions.
•    Provide a volunteer mentoring programme for successful candidates.

Programme content

•    Pre-startup:- Value and Organise Yourself (VOY)
•    Bright Ideas workshop
•    Business Planning & Management (Become a Successful Business Owner)
•    Business Startup (How to access finance & technology)
•    Post startup (Mentoring, Incubation, Market linkages)

Applications eligibility 

Male and female applicants who are indigenes of communities in the following 4 Ogoni LGAs in Rivers State:  Eleme, Tai, Gokana, and Khana aged between 18-35;
•    Must possess a university degree or HND
•    Must possess the  NYSC discharge certificate or certificate of exemption;
•    Must be resident in Rivers State;
•    Must have an innovative business idea; and
•    Must desire to own and manage a business.

Important Notes

•    SPDC DOES NOT DEMAND PAYMENT FROM APPLICANTS.  The application is entirely FREE of charge.
•    SPDC DOES NOT ASSIGN ‘Representatives’/‘Agents’ to assist in the application process.
•    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email

How to apply

Applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria should apply online at: www.livewire-nigeria.org

Application period:

Monday August 15 to Friday August 26 , 2016

For More Information:

Visit here to apply

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