The young shall grow, they say. As days go by, like a ticking clock, young people are evolving and becoming more accountable; taking responsibility for their future and the world around them.
The 12th of August every year marks the commemoration of International Youth Day; A day to celebrate the lives, dreams, voices, innovations, and resilience of young people across the globe.
This year’s theme, Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages, amplifies the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the SDGs and leave no one behind.
It is a clarion call for all generations, especially young people to collaborate and contribute their quota towards achieving a common goal of positively impacting the world.
With this in mind, and In line with its corporate social responsibility effort, taeillo, a tech-enabled furniture and lifestyle brand have partnered with Ingressive for Good, an ed-tech nonprofit organization with a vibrant community of African Youths to gift 10 budding techies its flagship worktable (Segun) to further support their learning.
Speaking about the partnership, Solomon Akinsanya, the Head of Marketing and CX at taeillo, said; ‘’At taeillo, we acknowledge that young people are powerful agents of change and development when they are empowered accordingly. Essentially, we can relate to this because our founder, Jumoke Dada, is a 28-year-old Creative Architect who built a multi-million-dollar furniture company with zero capital from inception. So, I am confident that if more young people are given the opportunity and resources they need, it will be easy for them to maximize their potential’’.
Also speaking on the partnership, Haneefah Lekki, the Programs and Community Manager, Ingressive for Good, said ‘’ we are happy to have partnered with taeillo to support the learning of our budding techies In line with Sustainable Developmental Goals 9 which aims to Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries. At Ingressive for Good, it is our mission to empower African youths with tech skills to help increase their earning power and give them access to a better life. So, partnering with brands like taeillo to make this happen was a welcome development.
“To select winners, we created the #I4Gtaeillod4Me challenge and encouraged participants to submit their entries by sharing how the table can impact their work as techies. We received hundreds of entries from all over Nigeria and even Kenya.
“Coincidentally, two winners, Feyisayo and Oluwanifemi who had been friends long before the challenge cannot stop talking about how they are super excited to have both won in the challenge she added’’.
“taeillo and Ingressive for Good hope for an inclusive approach that ensures support from well-meaning groups such as the Government, Corporates and even key Decision-Makers to support the youth as they strive to bring about impactful change in the society and world at large. We must all come together and show our commitment by dedicating resources to help young people achieve sustainable development for all”.
More about the Partners
taeillo is a tech-enabled premium African furniture and lifestyle company adopting the minimalist concept of manufacturing furniture for people from all walks of life using raw materials sourced from across Africa.
Ingressive for Good Ingressive for Good is an ed-tech nonprofit empowering Africans with tech skills through micro-scholarships, training, and talent placement to increase their earning power and help them impact and contribute to the development of Africa, socially and economically.