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