Chinenye Ogoko was born in Nigeria, and has become a seasoned social entrepreneur having started two enterprises aimed at training the youth to become future leaders for her country. Chinenye’s dream is to make youth unemployment history in Nigeria, and she hopes to achieve this through her most recent enterprise, Future Blueprints.
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Chinenye Ogoko is a young female social entrepreneur youth worker from Nigeria. The second in a sibship of five, she delved into youth work after she was trained as a peer-educator by the MTN Foundation and started her first social enterprise YOUTH Of PURPOSE NETWORK (YPN) in 2008, at age 16. YPN aims to train and empower young people to lead purposeful lives and impact their generation.
Early this year, precisely in April, she started FUTURE BLUEPRINTS, a social enterprise which aims to bridge the existing gap between education and employment in Nigeria by providing high school and tertiary institution students with timely and valid business/ job trainings and information to help them get a job, keep the job and/or build a business. Chinenye was one of the social entrepreneurs selected from Africa to represent her country in the Mobilising Youth International Summit of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and she emerged first prize winner in the Pitch for Peace contest held in the same summit.