Solar Workforce Program

Between 2019 and 2020, we conducted a pilot Solar Workforce Development program in Edo, Lagos and Oyo State, which trained 300 participants over six months. 65% were hired with our network of 22 solar energy companies in Nigeria. Through the enterprise development module, 12 participants started a renewable energy company, Green Fusion Ltd. They have gone on to implement residential and commercial project worth over $8,000 and employed 66 young people in Edo State. This project was sponsored by Act Coronation Foundation in partnership with the states government and Nextnergy.

Youth Enterprise Support Programme (YES-P)

is AGDC/BOI’s approach at addressing the worrisome phenomenon of youth unemployment in Nigeria by developing the capacity of the youths and funding their business ideas. The YES programme is aimed at equipping young people with the skills and knowledge to be self-employed by starting and managing their own businesses.

Participants will be drawn nationwide from young aspiring entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 years, with innovative ideas who must have a minimum educational qualification of an Ordinary National Diploma (OND).


Is an initiative spearheaded by AGDC in collaboration with BOI. The contest aims to identify and fund viable business ideas

Each of the participant who scale through shortlisting process are eligible to N100, 000 (One hundred thousand naira only) as seed capital to progress their business ideas and also benefit from business management mentoring by experts.

The submitted business ideas will go through a screening process by a Screening and Selection Committee carefully selected from varying industries across the nation.

Registration would be announced during our press release and on all our social media platforms.

Entrepreneurship Masterclass with Ibukun Awosika and friends

This training is designed for entrepreneurs who want to learn locally relevant ways of starting, running and growing their businesses successfully. It is an exclusive event that would be graced by top CEOs and industry leaders. Top financial institutions like Bank of Industry (BOI) and First Bank representatives would be on ground for financial advisory and access to capital.

Registration for the next session would be announced shortly. Check our social media platforms for further information.

MTNF Science and Technology Program

The MTN Foundation Science & Technology Scholarship scheme seeks to attract high performing full time second year students studying in public tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics and college of education) in Nigeria. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to pay for their tertiary education and aims to recognise and reward academic excellence.

A maximum of 500 qualified and successful full time Nigerian students studying science and technology courses are awarded the scholarship that covers tuition, book allowance and stipends.

The scholarship is renewed every year until graduation for existing awardees provided they have maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit while new applications when advertised are welcome from full time students in 2nd year of study.

Lagos Ignite Employability & Enterprise

The Ignite Project is an initiative of Afterschool Graduate Development Centre (AGDC) in partnership with the Lagos State Government (LASG). It is a series of youth capacity development programs specifically targeted at graduate employability and enterprise trainings, with the overall agenda of building up a skilful and competent workforce for organizations within Lagos state and across Nigeria. As well as raising indigenous entrepreneurs with the capacity to become employers of labour in the near future. It also involves the provision of access funding for start-ups, creation of enterprise parks and formation of more business clusters to increase economic activities and foster rapid economic development in the state. The achievement of these project goals would reduce unemployment and poverty in the country as it would encourage local production and talent sourcing, decrease Nigeria’s dependence on imports and increase the country’s value offering, in terms of commodity/resource exchange with other countries in Africa and the rest of the world.
  • The IGNITE Programs
  • The IGNITE Project contains the following programs:
  • IGNITE Enterprise Training
  • IGNITE Employability Training
  • LASG Teacher Conversion Program
  • LASG Health Conversion Program
  • LASG AGRIC YES Program
  • IGNITE Ideas


The Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF) is a special N2 billion empowerment programme for serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)which was launched on October 5, 2015. This GEF scheme which is a joint initiative of the Bank of Industry (BOI) and the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) and AGDC, has the following objectives:

Encourage graduates of tertiary institutions currently undergoing the compulsory one-year NYSC programme, to venture into business and become employers of labour rather than job seekers.
Address the entrepreneurship capacity gap o the NYSC members who are expected to produce bankable business plans after the three-day capacity building programme.
Deepen financial inclusion by de-risking the NYSC members and making them eligible for concessional loans ranging between N500,000 and N2 million to be provided by BOI.
Ensure sustainability of the businesses of the eventual loan beneficiaries through effective monitoring by the NYSC Directorate, BOI and AGDC.

Youth Stakeholders Forum

The Youth Stakeholders’ Forum is designed specifically for the Chief Executive of a State Government to engage youths within the state and exchange ideas on programmes, policies and strategies to accelerate development in the state. AGDC Employability and Enterprise Development Ltd, a pioneer social enterprise founded in September 2007 by Ibukun Awosika organised three successful Youth Stakeholders’ Forums in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively with Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State. Topical issues discussed at these events included; job creation, access to education, sports development and economic growth.

More Projects

• International Youth Foundation Samsung Real Dreams
• Ignite Employability
• Work intelligent Nigerian Graduate (WINGS)
• Federal Ministry of Finance (Sure P) Graduate Internship Scheme
• MTN Scholars life-skills training
• High Potential Graduate – HIPO
• Employability Solutions on Radio
• AGDC Employability Friday

• Ignite Enterprise TV
• Sales Academy
• Skye Bank Financial Literacy Week
• Bank of Industry – Grooming Enterprise Leaders (GEL)
• Bank of Industry – Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF)
• Bank of Industry – Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES)
• LASG Technical and Vocational Education Board – EEP
• TY Danjuma Foundation Skill Acquisition

• Psychometric Testing
• MTN Scholars life-skills training
• MTN Foundation Science & Technology Scholarship Scheme
• Ogun State Education Support
• LASG Teacher Conversion
• LASG Health Conversion
• Corona i-Teach (Teacher training project)

• Lagos State Youth Stakeholders Forum


PROJECT DISCRIPTION: In our years of experience working with graduates on employablity & enterprise, we realize that the reasons for the umemployment among young graduates is due to the deficiencies in their past elementary school teachings.

The aim of this program is to solve a double-edged problem which are:

  • Providing well trained Elementary School Teachers.
  • Creating employment opportunities for the unemployed graduates that cannot get jobs.
  • AGDC seeks to train unemployed young graduates using the Jolly Phonics method and other skills required for them to become 21st century Teachers to disseminate knowledge to pupils

Internship Slots:

Those trained will be absorbed by elementary schools in Lagos State for a period of 3 months, at the end of the internship program beneficiaries who performed well will   be retained at the Elementary Schools as full Staff.

This intervention is designed to achieve the following outcomes: 

Project Objectives

  • To provide young graduates equipped with 21st century teaching skills for the vast number of Schools in Lagos State and also to create employment opportunities for some of the unemployed graduates