STEP UP, an initiative of the wife of the Nigerian president Mrs Osinbajo will be exhibiting at the 2016 edition of Africa Fashion Week London that will be taking place at Olympia in Kensington. The two-day event has Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade as it’s brand ambassador. The “Johnny” singer was also the brand ambassador of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 that took place in Lagos on the 2nd and 3rd of July.
STEP UP is an initiative of H.E Mrs Osinbajo, the Wife of the Vice President of Nigeria. It is a training program that was started in February 2009.
The program trains women and men with various skills required to start up small businesses. The duration of the courses they provide range from one week to four weeks. Step Up is a mobile training that moves from one location to another. “From January to August this year, Step Up has trained 3,237 students,” the program claims.
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“Beautiful ladies bags in African fabric, a delight to many, is the proud product of our trainees from our Bag making Course. We have trained several beneficiaries and they have become entrepreneurs locally and internationally. Some are already employers of labor,” STEP UP.
“Our former students have participated in some exhibitions- the African Fashion week Nigeria in July 2016 and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council and ITC SheTrades Round Table and Exhibition in Abuja, also in July 2016,” STEP UP.