Samsung employees mentor youths on leadership skills
Samsung Electronics West Africa has commenced its “Launching People” initiative, through its Employee Volunteer Programme, which is designed to prepare Nigerian youths for the future.
Speaking on the imperative of the initiative, Managing Director, Samsung West Africa, Brovo Kim, stressed the need to help young people hone their skills so they can access better opportunities and attain loftier heights in their endeavour.
He said, “Launching People is an affirmation of our commitment to the socio-economic development of Nigeria. The array of programmes will enable our employees inspire students to succeed in the global economy, through the application of their skills, experience and resources. With the quality of talents at our firm, students and other stakeholders will benefit immensely from this intervention.”
The maiden edition of the programme took place at the Samsung Engineering Academy, Agidingbi, Lagos. Participants drawn from the academy were paired with mentors who are professionals in different sectors of the economy.
The mentors over a period of time, guided and exposed participants to real work situations and how to respond and manage their affairs after their training programme at the academy.
Participants were also exposed to various sessions on entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics among several others, all targeted at helping them to improve their leadership skills and work readiness.
On his part, Director, Enterprise Business, Mr. Charles Ojei, said the initiative would provide a unique opportunity to increase employee awareness and interest in civic duty, and community issues, as well as create a sustainable platform through which Samsung employees can provide much-needed mentoring and support to students of the engineering academy.
Speaking on the initiative, a beneficiary, Ezeoke Faith Augustine said, “I have learnt the five pillars of business which are envision, enlist, embark, execute and evolve. I also learnt how to build up a business on my own with or without assistance.”