We are excited to announce the commencement of the third cohort of the Aspiring Entrepreneurs Digital Programme 2020, which we are running virtually with 60 entrepreneurs and concurrently in Lagos and Rivers states.
In 2018, FATE Foundation in partnership with Facebook launched the maiden edition of the Aspiring Entrepreneurs Digital Programme. So far, we have supported over 600 entrepreneurs across eleven states, with each one of them benefiting from the programme in the past two years.
This year, with the COVID-19 crisis putting the world in a physical lockdown, and so many business owners losing faith in the ability to sustain their businesses during the crisis which we are still experiencing, We at FATE Foundation have been able to successfully launch the AEP Digital Programme to provide the much-needed knowledge and support to Startups across Nigeria. The experience has been wonderful, as this is the very first virtual learning programme that we are implementing for the AEP Digital Programme.
So far, the participants are thrilled at the quality of content that they have been exposed to within a short period and are eager to learn and reposition heir business to survive this crisis. We have completed the first Five (5) weeks and we are currently in the last week.
Let me quickly introduce to you the AEP 83 and AEP 84 classes respectively: