WorldRemit, an international payment company, has partnered Nigeria’s tech innovation hub, The Nest, to empower entrepreneurs in four African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and Zimbabwe.
This was disclosed by WorldRemit in a statement issued on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the partnership is to build scalable business models across Africa via the WorldRemit Entrepreneurs Program.
In its quest to go beyond digitalizing payment methods across the globe and strengthen its renewed commitment to creating opportunities, and facilitating development in Africa, WorldRemit will now equip African entrepreneurs with effective skill sets and tools to build, innovate and scale their businesses.
Speaking on the importance of the partnership, Co-founder at The Nest, Oluwajoba Oloba said, “The Nest definitely plays a big role in this important partnership as the project partner leads the designing of the digital business course, otherwise known as the learning modules that would be used in training selected entrepreneurs while also mentoring them on innovative ways to manage and scale their businesses.”
Beyond training and mentoring, The Nest provides entrepreneurs, creatives, start-ups, and small businesses with dynamic facilities and workspaces.
According to WorldRemit Country Manager, Nigeria, and Ghana, Gbenga Okejimi, the partnership came right in time for impact as many small businesses had taken a hit in the course of the tumultuous year.
He lauded the efforts of the team at The Nest Hub for their resolve at ensuring continuous education and enabling a thriving environment for start-ups and small businesses.
On the significance of the program and the partnership, he said, “Much of what Africa is today is due to its entrepreneurship which is a key driver for socio-economic progress through significant job creation and innovation.
At WorldRemit, we want to be known for fostering the African entrepreneurship spirit. We want to be a part of Africa’s future prosperity. By helping build entrepreneurs across our African markets, we are enabling growth and development,” he said.
The WorldRemit Entrepreneurs Program runs simultaneously in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe, from November 2020 through January 2021, empowering 50 aspiring and budding entrepreneurs.