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ReelFruit Partners Netherlands, Others to Empower Youths On Agri-Processing

ReelFruit in partnership with Temploy and Made Culture funded by the Netherlands Government, under the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) program is set to launch an Agribusiness initiative tagged “ReelSkills” to train 1000 youths on technical and soft skills on Agri-processing.

ReelFruit in partnership with Temploy and Made Culture funded by the Netherlands Government, under the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) program is set to launch an Agribusiness initiative tagged “ReelSkills” to train 1000 youths on technical and soft skills on Agri-processing.

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer for ReelFruit, Affiong Williams disclosed this during a virtual media parley organized to unveil the project designed to equip Senior Secondary Certificate (SSCE) and Ordinary National Diploma (OND) holders between the ages of 18 – 35 years with skills in Food Safety and Processing, Digital Sales and Marketing.

The ReelSkills for Agribusiness (R4A) is a training and job-matching project focused on equipping youth containing 60% women, with each training lasting for 1 week, while the Food Processing track, trainees will spend 2 days in the factory to enable them gain hands-on knowledge of working in the factory.

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Williams noted that the partnership is committed to building the Agri-processing sector and creating opportunities for young people.

“We believe that we can build and support more entrepreneurs within this sector through this initiative and we are happy to have kicked off this initiative that will transform the processing and manufacturing ecosystem.” Williams added

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The Founder & Principal Director of Made Culture, Malaika Toyo, said that the initiative is after articulating the needs of the labor market using small-to-medium enterprises as skills development hubs for youth.

Also speaking was the Chief Executive Officer, Temploy Nigeria, Juyin Benson, who explained that the project is devoted to recruiting, training and equipping 1,000 youths within Lagos and Ogun states over the next three years with digital and technical skills that will prepare them for a career in the sector.

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