Lufthansa Partners UNILAG For Youth Impact Week 2017
…200 Students To Undergo 6-Days Coaching With Int’l Trainers
Lufthansa is partnering University of Lagos (UNILAG)to train 200 students during the Impact Week 2017 scheduled for October 20th to 26th.
Lufthansa is bringing its internationally acclaimed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project to Nigeria.
Impact Week, which will be held UNILAG campus in Akoka, is a one-week programme aimed at training participants to develop sustainable business models using different innovation techniques like the innovative ‘Design Thinking’
Speaking on the partnership, the Lufthansa General Manager, Nigeria, Robin Sohdi said, “We are excited to have a team of UNILAG professionals, Lufthansa international staff and other experts come together with around 200 students to develop their skills, broaden and take on the tasks of thinking about solutions for socio-economic challenges right here.”
Also speaking, the Director Entrepreneurship Centre, UNILAG, Dr. Sunday Adebisi declared, “It is exciting to have the Impact Week in Nigeria and more importantly in University of Lagos to support a life changing experience for our teachers and students by Lufthansa Germany Airlines.”
The German airline said that ‘The Impact Week’ is aimed at coaches and students, who generally have great untapped ideas, creative energy and an eagerness to learn and improve things.
It added that this six-day event will help participants find, test and develop business ideas with great innovation.
It will further prepare and motivate students to engage in entrepreneurship and give them platform to start their own business and find their role in the society.
The focus is on seven core sectors (tracks), which affect daily life in Nigeria, which includes: agriculture, healthcare, education, alternative power generation, information technology, transportation, business management.
The University of Lagos was chosen based on its high rating amidst higher institutions in Nigeria and its central location in Yaba, the “Silicon Valley” of Nigeria, which provides proximity to talented students in Lagos.
UNILAG is responsible for the selection of participating students from a variety of faculties.
The course will also empower UNILAG lecturers.
The goal is that the Impact Week will make it into the regular UNILAG curriculum and even spread nationwide.
The sustainability target is to handover the project completely to UNILAG at a later stage.