Nurturing Young Aspiring AFRICAN Entrepreneurs

YIBA is an institution founded in May 2011 with the mission of grooming young aspiring entrepreneurs as a means of combating the adverse effects of high youth unemployment in Nigeria. YIBA achieves this mandate by economically empowering secondary students between the ages 12-17 years. The youth in this age bracket are at the most vulnerable phase in their lives, thus our strategy is to sow the virtues of productivity and entrepreneurship in their minds at this young age.

YIBA provides periodic empowerment initiatives through series of skills acquisition and leadership development programs that help students discover, develop and monetize their talents in various vocational disciplines. We also organize healthcare outreaches and the yearly YIBA! praise concert. 

It is our belief that by empowering he Nigerian youth, we will create a generation of responsible young men and women with sustainable earning capacity and economic independence.


We see a functional and productive Nigerian Youth. Thus, we aspire to have directly empowered 2000 young employers of labour by the year 2020


To Nurture and Groom young aspiring entrepreneurs, by providing a sustainable platform for mentoring, vocational trainings, entrepreneurial and leadership development programs