See The Thriving Youth Development Center
Over the years, Vision Alive Foundation has hosted events featuring renowned leaders and Nation builders as speakers journey from different parts of the country to Abia State.
In 2016, Vision Alive Foundation founded by IKenna Ogbudimkpa, hosted Senator Ben Murray Bruce who spoke in “The future is Now”.
In 2017, we had the honour of learning from Professor Pat Utomi and Mr. Frank Nneji.
They spoke on the Theme “LEAD”, an acronym for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Attitude and Development.
2018 commemoration was basically to inspire the youths on the need to shun apathy and participate in their civic responsibilities.
The theme was “Safe Spaces for Youths in Leadership”, with Prof. Kingsley Moghalu as the keynote Speaker.
This event always left indelible impact in the lives of youths through the various programsand outcomes.
It annually hosts about 1,500 youths, reaching about 5000 youths in the past 3 years it held and have birthed 28 successful start-ups and organisations.
According to Ikenna Ogbudimkpa, founder Vision Alive Foundation, The South East was chosen because it is a neglected space.
The region has a lot of potentials imbedded in the youths who lack requisite support in areas of human capacity development and learning platforms.
Vision Hub Africa, Youth Development Center is a multi dimensional, coworking / learning tech facility that is focused with the provision and empowerment of young visionaries with the necessary tools and equipment to not only be innovative but to stand out as industry experts.
The hub was launched on Saturday, 17th August by Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Former Minister of Education.
The goal is to digitize the African system through the development of solution driven ideas and software, carrying out market research and accurate data collection for every aspect of Africa qnd build human capacity.
Identified challenges in the industry includes:
Lack of training ground for the incubation of ideas into working business prototypes.
Few available spaces even with people who have resources.
Lack of Funding
Little or few tech skills acquisition centre
Very few tech experts in South East Nigeria
No software service area
Huge unemployment margin
These are the value proposition / solution as proposed by Ikenna Ogbudimkpa of Vision Hub Youth development center
Organization of trainings for skills acquisition.
There would be regular boot camps and fellowships where technology and business amateurs from different parts of Aba and South East would be groomed from basic to becoming professionals and further creating jobs.
Provision of business incubation centre. The hub is designed to be an incubation centre where start-ups can get the necessary training, proper guidance and direction from the industry experts and business moguls, increasing start-ups life shelf by 100%.
Available co-working spaces. The hub has been equipped with all the requirements, serene and world class facility, constant power, internet and security to ensure that brands thrive with a work venue to build their business and practice the many things learnt from conferences like IYD.
Provision of Funding. We are poised to provide funding opportunities for our start-ups, further increasing the scaling abilities.
The hub is imbued to provide resources and training to equip young people to enable them build products, software and gadgets that can aid South East development.
Software Service area. Our products include, development of websites, desktop apps, mobile apps, web apps, graphics and branding for businesses, enabling then to properly operate in the 21st century market.
There’s a three weeks female summer code camp training already scheduled for Monday 26th August to Friday 13th September 2019.
At 28 brass road, Aba, Nigeria. 9am