Unlock your potential this Summer!
Registration ends 30th July 2023. Apply here to register your interest. Hurry now as spaces are limited!!!
Come prepared with your laptop or desktop and a willingness to upskill. Learn how to improve and apply the latest digital and entrepreneurship skills to your projects, businesses, and social impact initiatives. Also, get ready to boost your remote working from anywhere in Africa, the UK, and the EU.
Apply for 1 of 50 places on the ChiYoWo Sustainability Mentoring Hub, a FREE programme delivered by experts who have trained thousands of people across the globe.
Virtual and Practical based training via ZOOM. Leads will provide course topics and further information during induction. Links will be provided to registered learners only. Registration ends 30th July 2023.
Learning outcomes:
·       Use collaboration tools to work on projects and social impact initiatives and work with virtual       Teams
·       Identify and solve problems using Easy Coding (AI &IoT) including remote control of drones, alarms, lights, etc
·       Boost remote working skills in readiness for global opportunities
·       Enhance career path
·       Network with others across the globe
See you soon!

ChiYoWo had a wonderful time celebrating with the winners of the just concluded Prize Award Ceremony of ChiYoWo’s World Creative and Innovation Quest 2023: Step Out, Innovate, and Solve a Problem Competition.

The Ceremony that took place online with a packed virtual room full of guests and partners was a testament to how excited we were to finally give out the Prizes to the deserving winners.

Emmanuel Obanijesu (Emlight – Reading Light) emerged as the winner (Branded Laptop and Cash Prize), followed by Umar Iman (Afrik Eco Designers – Recycling) as the 1st Runner-up (Branded Phone and Cash Prize) and Adefunke Bello (Waste Management Solutions) as the 2nd Runner-up (Cash Prize). In their acceptance speeches, they all pledged to continue to work to develop solutions that would positively impact their communities and the world.

It was an honour to have our Chairman of the Ceremony Dr. Ebenezer Idowu Ajayi deliver his keynote talk where he encouraged youth to, ‘Talk the talk; and walk the walk’, while they make changes to something existent or introduce new methods, ideas or products in the bid to find sustainable solutions to existing or new global challenges.

In addition, ChiYoWo announced and introduced the ChiYoWo Mentoring Hub – Sustainability Programme. According to the Founder of the ChiYoWo Initiative, Tokunbo Ifaturoti, “support from our volunteers and partners will be vital as we continuously dedicate time and effort to empowering youth, by offering a comprehensive platform for structured training, personalized mentorship, and invaluable practical experiences”. 

Our thanks go out to our Organising Committee led by Onyeka Titigbe and Esther Temilade, our Judges, Viviane Adjado, Karen Miles, and Dumi Senda, to our partners, Stephanie Inneh (Talscent, the Handmade Sustainable Candle Making Company), Dr. Ajayi (Ebelola Bioenergetic Solutions/ STEMSEL Nigeria/ STEMSEL Foundation Australia) and all our volunteers and guests.

What a great achievement!

ChiYoWo’s Giving Back, Paying it Forward, and Paving the Way for our Youth mantra is mainly achievable because of our Volunteers, Partners, and of course our Youth.
Join us as we celebrate ChiYoWo’s World Creative and Innovation Quest Award Ceremony. It promises to be exciting!!!
Time: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10:30 AM WAT
Meeting ID: 880 9157 5843
Passcode: 298386
Kindly share and invite your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you.
Many thanks,
Project Coordinator

Happy Environment Day 2023

Happy Environment Day. We remain committed to protecting our planet. Let us remain encouraged.


Happy Africa Day

Let us keep building a strong Africa! ChiYoWo and its partners remain committed.

Happy Children’s Day

A Happy Children’s Day to all our Global Children! We wish you all enjoy this day and keep on aiming for the best. Always.


We are thrilled to announce the winners of the recent “CHIYOWO WORLD CREATIVE AND INNOVATION QUEST COMPETITION”.
After an extensive and meticulous evaluation and interview process, our judges have identified three exceptional individuals with highly promising ideas and solutions. Those who didn’t make it were awesome as well.
Emmanuel Obanijesu *1st*
Umar Imam *2nd*
Adefunke Bello *3rd*
In recognition of their achievements, we are pleased to offer an exclusive opportunity for mentorship and support to not only the winners but to all participants who took part in the competition. We believe in nurturing and empowering the innovative minds that have graced our event, and our mentorship program aims to provide guidance and assistance to further refine their ideas and foster sustainable growth.
We are also excited to introduce the *ChiYoWo Sustainability Hub Mentoring Programme*, which will commence in July 2023, and look forward to this exciting opportunity.

Theme: Step Out, Innovate, and Solve a Problem

Duration: 28/04/23 – 12/05/23

Entry Details: Maximum of 2 minutes video presentation of a scientific or artistic solution that can solve a social or sustainable development issue in your community. 1 original entry per participant.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Submission: Facebook (@chiyowoinitiative1), Instagram, and Twitter (@chiyowoini)

Selection Criteria: Entries with the most ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ on our social media handles.

How to Participate:

  1. Age: 18-25 years
  2. Nigerian living in Lagos state and its environs
  3. Participants and supporters must follow us on all our social media handles
  4. Describe in your video and social media caption how your creation or innovation will contribute to sustainable development in the society
  5. Post entry video on your Instagram page with the hashtags#chiyowostepoutandinnovate #chiyowoini
  6. Tag all our handles in the Selection Criteria
  7. Presentation of Awards will be in person in Lagos State
  8. Winners must bring identification


Winner: Brand New Laptop and Cash Prize

1st Runner up: Brand New Phone and Cash Prize

2nd Runner up: Cash Prize

Mentorship opportunity for winners with Talscent (United Kingdom) and STEMSEL Foundation (Australia)

Exciting times lie ahead, let us see what you have got! Enjoy.

Thanks to all our supporters and Partners.


Fun Times as we wrap up 2021

ChiYoWo – Children, Youth, and Women Empowerment Initiative had a wonderful Christmas Celebration with over 65 people including staff and girls at the Little Saints Orphanage Home Abule Egba, Lagos Nigeria.

Thanks to our volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this a dream come especially for the young girls in the Home despite all odds. Our utmost gratitude goes out to our donors The METO DIGMA, Nigerian Schools Foundation – NSF (UK), and Bisi Gbadebo as everyone had fun. It was truly a day to remember.

Giving back puts smiles on the faces of everyone who makes a difference in the lives of others – no matter how small. Everyone got presents, took part in our Arts and Craft sessions, played musical chairs, had snacks/food, and listened to empowering words from all the Teams in readiness for the New Year!

With uttermost gratitude to God, we also appreciate the Management of the Little Saints Orphanage Home for welcoming us with open hands and giving us the platform to express love, kindness, and encouraging words.

Enjoy our slideshow as much as my Team did and ‘The Meto Digma’ Team who had so much fun and won the musical chairs competition. Thanks again to all our volunteers and donors and may the New Year usher in greater accomplishments for all of you as we continuously strive to give back as best as we can. #gratitude #kindness #givingbackfeelsgood

Viviane Adjado Nigerian Schools Foundation (NSF) UK

Much appreciated,
The ChiYoWo Family

NB: For privacy reasons, we can’t show the faces of the children in the Home.

Spread the Light Campaign!

Talscent, partnered with ChiYoWo and donated 15 high-quality Solar Reading Lamps to some children in Ikorodu as part of their ‘Spread the Light Challenge’. Do you remember earlier in the year when we ran a Pastry Making workshop in Ikorodu and children from a nearby school (Master’s Mind Lead School) attended one session as a day out? Well, they were very eager to learn, attentive, and relayed everything back to their teachers and parents. These Solar Reading Lamps will help them to read and do their homework when they face challenges with electricity supply. Thanks to Esther Temilade and Solarin Wuraola for their continued support and to our donors Talscent the Handmade Scented Candle Company for their donations and we look forward to a great 2022!

Excitement Galore!

We are pleased to announce Kortex the Sanitary Towel company partnership with ChiYoWo to celebrate our young girls.

Thank you Kortex for getting ready to work with us and with our volunteers. All roads lead to La Mascot College in Akute, Ogun State to donate the Pads to our young girls.

Let’s watch this space for more information.

So proud of our Entrepreneur!


Date: 30/8/21

Prepared by: Temilade

We stopped by the store of  Mrs. Funke, who at a time told us she was waiting to get a show glass before commencing business, happily she already has her show glass and is actively going about her sales. For Mrs. Funke, it was a happy addition to her sales, she is concentrating on the making of Fish rolls, Doughnuts, and Egg rolls. She made us understand how the making of fish rolls has been her strength of which we attested to after having a taste of that particular pastry. She told us of how customers rush her fish rolls, some will even come looking for it when it is not even ready, on our day of the visit, for instance, she said she made about 26 pieces of fish rolls, 17 doughnuts, and 7 egg rolls, as at the time of our visit, she was having only 3 fish rolls left of which she entertained us with two and have to keep one for a customer who already asked for it, she had about 4 egg rolls still remaining and more than 8 doughnuts.

She expressed her appreciation to ChiYoWo and Talscent and well wishes.