Speakers at at a one-day summit organised by WealthPlus Community, an arm of Helping Hands International (H2i) have called on youths in the country to leverage on the opportunities in skills acquisition programmes and multi-level marketing businesses to supplement their income and improve their living condition.
Speaking at the one-day summit in Lagos, National Leader, Helping Hands International and Lawyer, Mrs. Orbby Agwuncha, stated that having one stream of income limits people and makes it difficult for one to be more successful. She pointed out that having multiple streams of income helps to stop many societal problems like crime, corruption and hunger. “So if people, particularly the youth can leverage on the opportunities provided by Helping Hands International they will be able to live a responsible life and avoid some of the ills mentioned,” she said.
She said the empowerment platform provided by the organisation has enabled a good number of youths to learn various life skills. “There are people that are doing paints; some are making shoes; some are into fashion design; some are into make-up. A lot of people have opened shops, manufacturing inverters, making beads, and producing liquid soap. Some are into photography and this is really helping them. It takes them off depression and gives them the hope that the future is bright,” Agwuncha added.
Contributing, Head, Renewable Energy, Lagos State Electricity Board, Mrs. Damilola Makindipe, urged youths to tap from the gains in networking business which she said was an opportunity for growth.
“This kind of business is an opportunity for you to have multiple streams of income. So this gathering is an avenue for us to learn. It’s an avenue for us to grow; it’s an avenue for us to make money. So let’s take advantage of it,” Makindipe said.
Also speaking, Nigeria’s Representative at the International Cakes Exploration Society (ICES), USA, and Chief Executive Officer, Honeysuckle Cakes, Mrs. Chineze Ibuoka, who spoke on ‘opportunities in cake making’, enjoined those passionate about cake business to explore and get new opportunities. She revealed that there are so many angles one can make money in cake business. “There’s little hole in small things you can do and you become somebody. When you come into a business that you think is already saturated, know that there are opportunities that you can still explore,” she said.
On his part, Chief Executive Officer, Wealthplus Community and Partner, Helping Hands International, Amb. Divine Sajere, explained that the pain of seeing youths roaming about jobless informed the creation of Wealthplus Community. “What we intend to do is to see that everyone gets empowered. This time around I’m sending a strong message to all church heads and founders to partner with us in this drive.
We’re ready to take empowerment to churches, communities, and to every home until there is absolute change and revolution everywhere,” he noted.