Foundation Eyes Partnership with FUNAAB

An International Foundation, specialized in driving job creation through entrepreneurship, skills development and innovation, The Wadhwani Foundation has indicated interest in the training and development of FUNAAB students through entrepreneurial drive and training.

The Executive Vice Presidnet of The Wadwhani Foundation, Sunita Singh speaking during the visit.

Speaking about the Foundation and its benefits to FUNAAB with the Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CENTS) and his team, during a visit to the University, the Executive Vice-President of the Foundation, Sunita Singh noted that the Foundation is ready to train FUNAAB Students under the umbrella of CENTS.

According to her, Wadhwani Foundation is specialized in facilitating high-quality job creation through entrepreneurship, skills development and innovation; it inspires, educates and supports student entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs.

She also said that the Foundation runs hyper-growth business accelerators, for growth startups and SMEs and also empowers non-college-bound graduates with work-skills to command family support wages.

After the meeting, the Director of CENTS, Professor Babatunde Adewumi led the 2-man team from the Foundation to FUNAAB Companies, where they toured  the Bakery, and the Cassava Processing Factory.

In a  chat with Professor Adewumi, the Director stated that the Foundation wants to partner with FUNAAB in order to train students in entrepreneurship.

Professor Adewumi noted that “Wadhwani’s concept is that you can grow business and employ people, which they aim at achieving with FUNAAB students”.

The Director of CENTS, Prof. Babatunde Adewumi (First Right) leading the visiting team of the Wadhwani Foundation and Senior Staff of the Centre on tour of its facilities.

He also appreciated the efforts of the Foundation’s Managing Director, West Africa, Mr. Dare Kodaolu, an ex-FUNAAB student whom he said facilitated the visit to FUNAAB and stated that the team is expected to come back for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University’s Management.