History Of YouWin In Nigeria

Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWin) is a Private and Public initiative with the aim of financing outstanding business plan for aspiring entrepreneur Nigerian Youth.

The youth development programme was established by the Goodluck Jonathan administration to empower Nigeria Youths, and was launched in Nigeria in 2011 at the Presidential Villa. .

The program is a joint product of four ministries from the Federal Republic of Nigeria namely; Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Communication and Technology, Ministry of Youth Development and the Ministry of Women Affairs The execution of this program is to finance the projection of the government of enhancing 3600 entrepreneurship youths in the country.

The first edition, tagged YouWin!1, was initiated to sensitize aspiring entrepreneural Youth on job creation by funding their business plans. The second edition (YouWin!2) was a Mono-gender version, with Women below the age of 45 year as the target participants. It rewarded over 1200 youths. The third edition (YouWin!3) was Poly-gender, with a record number of awardees (over 2500 Youth).

The fund granted by YouWin is an equity contribution into the business of selected awardees. Such a person, aside being a Nigerian Youth, must have a business plan for a registered company with Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria. The fund disbursement is designated through any of the participating commercial banks in Nigeria

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