Alumni Of The Week – Wogu Chidiebube Izunna

“The right direction is more important than the speed”.

Welcome back to yet another interesting edition of the Alumni of the Week series.

Did you miss the previous edition? No worries, we got you.

Click on the link and catch up.

https://www.thefootwearacademy.com/alumni-of-the-week-eunice-nwokocha

Featuring this week is, Wogu Chidiebube Izunna, one of our Batch B student of The Aba Mastering Footwear Program.

Fun Fact about Izunna;

Izuuna was eager to learn the art of shoemaking due to the difficulty he always encounter while trying to purchase a footwear because of his plus size feet.

The Aba Mastering Footwear Program gave him the opportunity to learn and make his perfect fit.

Eager to hear his story? Stay tuned.

Hi Izunna, please introduce yourself.

Hello, my name is Wogu Chidiebube Izunna.

How did you hear about The Aba Mastering Footwear Program?

I heard about the program on social media, Facebook precisely.

What motivated you to sign up for the program?

My quest to learn shoemaking and secondly, my family finds it hard to get footwears at regular shoe stores because of the size of our feet. So I saw it as an opportunity.

Tell us your experience during the training.

It was an awesome experience. All I can say is, at The Footwear Academy, I got everything I needed.

Ranging from the best teachers to interacting with best colleagues, and learning in the best environment.

I learnt soft skills which I think was the best part of the class because, everything you need to push your dreams are in the soft skills.

This slippers was made after my training at TFA. I saw some pieces of cloth which was taken out of our old cushion, instead of disposing it, I thought of making something good out of it and behold that slippers is the end result.

Awesome, so what’s next for you?

I think it’s to intern for a bigger shoe brand. One thorn of experience, is worth more than a whole wilderness of warning.

But for now, I’m kicking off with my shoe brand, “BANQIE”.

Drop your contact information too.

I can be reached on the number, 07038243316.

What advice do you have for young people?

I will advice young people to discover their passion and Chase it with all they have. The right direction is more important than the speed.

We’ve heard it all from Izunna. Indeed, the right direction is more important than the speed. It was great having you at The Academy, we wish you success as you journey ahead.

Read more...

Alumni Of The Week – Eunice Nwokocha

Hey guys, Happy New Week to you all.

Welcome to a new edition of the “Alumni of the week” series.

Here is a link to the previous edition if you missed it.

https://www.thefootwearacademy.com/alumni-of-the-week-ogbonna-ben-precious

Featuring in this edition is, Eunice Nwokocha, one of our batch B student of the Aba Mastering Footwear Program.

Eunice is an inspiring and courageous lady that can’t be stopped by nothing.

Despite being visually impaired, she gives her footwear startup everything needed to scale.

We celebrate her today and always for believing in her dreams and shining her light to the world.

Let’s hear her story as she shares her experience at The Footwear Academy.

Hello Eunice, please introduce yourself.

My name is Eunice Uchechi Nwokocha. I feel really honoured to be here.

How did you hear about the Aba Mastering Footwear Program?

I heard about the Aba Mastering Footwear Program through a friend who also taught me some basics of footwear making.

What really motivated you to sign up for the Aba Mastering Footwear Program?

I would say the drive for progress and improvement in footwear making.

And how will you sum up your experience during the training?

I can say for sure, that I gained alot from the training, not just about footwear but also other skills required for growth in business.

The Footwear Academy created an enabling environment for proper learning, and development of skills.

Also, the teachers were exceptional in trying to carry everyone along, especially me because I’m visually impaired. It is an experience I cannot forget.

Also, meeting other colleagues who also came for the training was another chance of networking. I am grateful to Mr Bentley Chukwuemeka, Mrs Chidinma Chukwuemeka, and the entire TFA crew, Wisdom, Ben, Shedrack, Chioma and Ugochi.

Interesting, what’s next for you?

I am progressively building my business to it’s optimal level.

So what advice do you have for young people?

Learn a skill, improve on it and make exploits. You can do it, just start somewhere.

Could you drop your contact information 

Sure. My phone number is 08061261006.

It was nice having you at The Academy Eunice. We wish you all the best as you make exploits.

 

 

 

 

Read more...

Alumni of the Week – Ogbonna-Ben Precious

“Big dreams doesn’t come at a platter, hardwork is highly recommended”.

Welcome to a new edition of the “Alumni of the week” series.

If you missed the previous edition, don’t stress.

Click on the link and have a good read, https://www.thefootwearacademy.com/alumni-of-the-week-onuoha-oluchi

This week’s feature goes to, Ogbonna-Ben Precious, one of our batch B student of the Aba Mastering Footwear Program.

Precious is one of those who has love for footwear. It has always been her wish to learn the art of footwear production.

Hearing about The Aba Mastering Footwear Program was like a fantasy about to be reality.

Let’s dive in and hear about her experience at The Footwear Academy.

 

Hello Precious, please introduce yourself.

My name is Ogbonna-Ben Ugonna Precious.

How did you hear about the Aba Mastering Footwear Program?

I heard about the Aba Mastering Footwear Program through a friend of Mrs Chidinma Chukwuemeka.

What motivated you to sign up for the Aba Mastering Footwear Program?

I’ve always had love for footwear and wanted to know the art of  making them.

Hearing about the training program brought Joy to my heart because my fantasy was about to be reality.

And how will you sum up your experience during the training?

My experience during the training was worth the time spent. It’s an experience that I am grateful for.

Though the journey wasn’t all rosy, my moments of joy exceeded all.

 

After the training, I couldn’t stop practicing, I was super amazed on the things I could create. I must say I am proud of myself.

 

Interesting, what’s next for you?

I really want to have an establishment where such trainings will be offered to young people in the society in the next 5years.

For now, I am starting off with my brand, Carus_Collection where I showcase my amazing slippers.

So what advice do you have for young people?

My advice for young people out there is that, they should always dream big and work towards achieving their dreams, because nothing big comes at a platter, only hard-work does.

Could you drop your contact information 

Sure. My phone number is 07066491447.

Also my business account bears the name Carus_Collections.

 

You’ve heard it all from Precious. Like she said, Big dreams doesn’t come at a platter, hard-work is highly recommended. Thank you Precious, we are proud of you and we wish you success in your journey ahead.

 

 

 

 

Read more...

Alumni of the Week – Oluchi Onuoha

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

It’s a brand new edition of the “Alumni of the Week” series. We promise to keep you super excited with our amazing stories.

Do click on the link below to view the previous edition if you missed it.

Alumni of the Week – May Adighibe

This edition is all about, Oluchi Joy Onuoha, one of our Batch B student of The Aba Mastering Footwear Program.

Oluchi is a creative writer and a talented bead-maker. She makes all sorts of beaded assesories ranging from bags to table mats and so on.

She had the desire to use her beading talent to beautify the feet. The Aba Mastering Footwear Program was just the perfect opportunity for her to achieve her goal.

Let’s dive in and hear her story.

Hello Oluchi, Please introduce yourself.

Hello, my name is Oluchi Joy Onuoha.

How did you hear about The Aba Mastering Footwear Program?

I got to know about the program on Instagram.

What motivated you to sign up for the Program?

I am into the business of beadmaking. I make beaded bags, table mats, key holders and so on.

I wanted to add more insight on my bead making skill, in line with footwear production generally.

So when I saw the program, it was natural for me to sign up for it.

Tell us your experience during the training.

It was heavenly. No exaggeration. Our teachers, Mr Bentley and Mrs Chidinma taught us so well. You could see and feel their passion for what they do.

They are also very kind. After the training, the values, kindness and teachings still resonate with me and will guide me for a long time.

Below is a glimpse of the bag and slippers I made myself.

Interesting, so what’s next for you?

Well, my beading making business continues but this time with a different dimension.

I plan to organise free and paid trainings for anyone interested in the business of beadmaking.

With my new knowledge on footwear production, I have no doubt that I’m in for a big thing.

 

What advice do you have for young people?

My advice for young people is that, as you learn skills, kindly learn more soft skills that will aid your main skills.

Kindly drop your contact information.

My brand name on social media is “Joyfied_designs” and I can be reached with the phone number 08132466791.

 

Thank you Oluchi, we are glad you had a great time at The Academy. We wish you success in all your endeavour.

Read more...