My NYSC Experience + How I Started My Business

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November is around the corner and Nigeria is getting ready to ship the next batch of adults to different parts of the country to “Obey the clarion call” *rolls eyes*. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying don’t serve your country. All I’m saying is Nigeria is making it too damn hard for anybody to continuously and honestly serve her.

This post, however, is not about how the country has failed us. I’m just here to talk about my NYSC experience and how through it, I started my business. I made a video on it because this post has only pictures. So be sure to watch the video to get all the gist. Hopefully, someone somewhere preparing for NYSC will find this useful and get something positive out of NYSC.

I served in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state. Why? Long story, but I summarised it in the video below. During this one year, I learnt the basic skill that helped me start up my business. It was also my first time organising a seminar, seeking for sponsors and also working with an NGO, Casiena Foundation.

I was part of a three man team (Daniel, Clement and Myself…hey guys!) to organise an event/seminar. With the help of our major sponsors, Casiena Foundation and SDC Abakaliki we organised a Women Empowerment Seminar targeted at secondary school girls. The event was a huge success and we had the commissioner for women affairs, Ebonyi State Action Committee on Aids Chairman, United Nations Population Fund representative, owner of Casiena Foundation (aka my Mother) and more people in attendance.

Students were taught how to make soaps, perfumes, insecticides, detergents etc
Guests who stopped by for something else and decided to join the seminar! They were so nice and the woman gave me her email to send her these pictures, I lost it :(. If you somehow know her please send her a link, hehe.

To conclude, I put up a detailed post about this seminar in my first NYSC Ordeal post. Oh and feel free to ignore my hairline. I talked about how I’ve accepted the front hair may never grow in this post 25 Lessons in 25 Years.

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