Alumni of the Week – Chinenye Mary Igwe

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Today, we present to you the Shoe girl, Chinenye Igwe, one of our batch A student of The Aba Mastering Footwear Program.

Chinenye was already into footwear making before the Program. She makes pams and slippers from the comfort of her home.

She saw a need to sharpen her already existing skill on footwear production and successfully leveraged The Aba Mastering Footwear Training.

Recently, she held an Enterpreneurship session tagged “Skill Up 1.0”. A program aimed at training school children on footwear production at no cost.

Let’s dive in and hear her story.

Hello Chinenye, Please introduce yourself.

Hello, my name is Chinenye Mary Igwe.

How did you hear about The Aba Mastering Footwear Program?

To got to know about the program through social media.

What motivated you to sign up for the Program?

I wanted to learn more about footwear production and connect with people of like minds.

Tell us your experience during the training.

It was a fulfilling experience, just as I hoped for. I didn’t regret registering for the program. I learnt a lot that will help me manage my business.

What’s next for you?

I plan setting up a factory where high quality footwear can be produced and more youths trained in the skill of footwear production.

I have a brand already “Lots Footwear Designs” and I hope to take it to the next level.

Talking about training the youth, can you tell us about the program you held recently?

Well, I had always wanted to give back to the society through my NGO Shining Star Initiative.

I wanted to train school children on footwear production, so I partnered with Exceeding Life Network and we came up the tag “Skill Up 1.0”.

Our target was school children at Ohaukwu LGA of Ebonyi State, we held the training at Practicing School Ezzangbo and had over 50 children in attendance.

To the glory of God, the program was a success.

Really Inspiring, What advice do you have for young people?

Young people should engage themselves profitably by learning a skill. This will minimize the level of dependence on government jobs.

Young people should focus on creating more jobs as the fee jobs available in the country is not enough for the population.

Kindly drop your contact information.

My number and social media information are inscribed on my logo design. See below.

Thank you Chinenye, we are super proud of your achievements. Do not relent, strive for more success. We wish you all the best.

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