Title: Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria - helping young entrepreneurs succeed in business
Duration: 3:22 minutes
Description: Shell helping young disabled entrepreneurs to establish their own businesses
Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria - helping young entrepreneurs succeed in business Film Transcript
African style drumming
Supporting bright young business
Country landscape, palm trees and grass.
Girl in a wheelchair and another with crutches. Girl with crutches has missing leg.
Woman working on a sewing machine.
Golf buggy going down palm-tree lined drive.
Minibus taxi and people walking around in town.
People standing behind a large cheque, cheering.
Large monument for the State of Abia, Nigeria.
African beaded jewellery set up on a table.
A woman holding up handmade, beaded bags.
“Though speech-impaired, Chidimma could still say thank you.”
[Atim Inyang Bassey]
“For Atim Inyang Bassey, another speech impaired Livewire beneficiary, nothing can best express her innermost feelings. She says, I love you.”
Chidimma says thank you in sign language to camera.
Atim speaks to camera in sign language, blows kisses and waves.
Interview with Ngozi Nwagoro
“I am very happy, I appreciate Shell for giving this rare privilege to persons living with disability in the state.”
Interview with Chinaka Kelechi
“Shell have done marvellous. We thank them for their magnanimity.”
“The foregoing tells the success story of Shell Livewire programme in the Niger Delta. Since inception in 2003 Livewire Nigeria has trained 5,575 Niger Delta youths in enterprise development, business skills and business management capacity development programmes.”
Man talking to a group of people sitting at desks, some have laptops.
Women seated around a table with beads, making things. Men sit sewing and creating jewellery.
Men making sandals.
Supporting bright young business
Person working with electronic equipment. Man working on a laptop.
Tie-dyed sheets drying outside.
People printing sheets.
Another group sits around a table working on electronic equipment.
A barber’s shop, people having their haircut. Women practising braiding on mannequin heads.
Interview with Bolarinwa Onaolapo
Sustainable development manager, Shell companies in Nigeria
“We always start with attitude training programmes and the business management programme, then follow up with the business start-up support.”
“Many of these youths have now established successful businesses, becoming contractors for Shell, and are currently supporting as resource persons for training others.”
Two women showing a woman in a wheelchair how to braid hair on a mannequin.
Awards ceremony, woman on stage in a wheelchair hands a gift to someone.
Group of people making sandals. Talking and smiling.
Two men working on electronics.
Woman overseeing people working on electronics.
Interview with Belema Ogbuigwe
Executive director, Centre for Information and Development
“I was one of the first people who participated in the programme. I think it’s a good thing that the liveWIRE actually recognises this wealth of experience and has invited me to come in as a trainer and as a facilitator of the programme.”
“The life changing efforts of Shell liveWIRE Nigeria have won it accolades. They include Social Enterprise and Reports Award, SERA, 2010. And the African Leadership Magazine Award for Youth Development, 2011, among others.”
Small room full of people working at sewing machines.
Barber shop, man having his hair cut.
· Social Enterprise and Reports Award, SERA (2010)
· African Leadership Magazine Award for Youth Development (2011)
· Central Bank of Nigeria Entrepreneurship Award (2008)
· Go and Trade Enterprise Linkage Award (2011)
“Indeed, for Shell liveWIRE empowering the physically challenged is a priority project. It rolled out programmes aimed at making them establish and own businesses.”
Disabled man lifts himself off motorbike and across floor.
Two men working on electronic equipment.
Woman in wheelchair at a sewing machine.
People in wheelchairs working on electronics.
“The programme covered six states in the Niger Delta.”
6 Niger Delta States
Map of Niger Delta, six states labelled in red: Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Imo.
“A total of 180 persons living with disabilities were given the opportunity to learn skills in the following trades: barbing, mobile phone repairs, bead making and tailoring. Other trades were hairdressing, poultry, tie and dye, and shoemaking.”
Group of people with difficulty walking making their way to training centre.
Table where people are being taught skills.
Barber shop. Mobile phone being repaired. Woman working on beading. Woman at a sewing machine. Women braiding hair. Stack of equipment. People tie-dying material. Table of people making sandals.
Skills acquired: Barbing
Skills acquired: Mobile phone repairs
Skills acquired: Bead making
Skills acquired: Tailoring
Skills acquired: Hair dressing
Skills acquired: Poultry farming
Skills acquired: Fabric dying
Skills acquired: Shoe making
“The high point of this programme was the handover of starter packs and cheques of six million naira for each state, amounting to 200,000 naira per beneficiary.
People dancing at an awards ceremony. Starter packs– generators, etc. People being handed starter packs and large cheques, posing for cameras. Group of people pose for photograph and cheer.
Interview with Mercy Odochi Orji
[Mercy Odochi Orji]
First Lady – Abia State, Nigeria
“Shell has done well by training all these disabled people and giving them the starter pack kits.”
Interview with Okey Okoro
Commissioner for Petroleum and Environment, Imo State
“I think the liveWIRE programme by Shell joint venture is a wonderful thing and as a government and as a ministry we are so happy.”
Interview with Glory Emmanuel Edet
[Glory Emmanuel Edet]
Commissioner for Women Affairs & Social Welface, Akwa Ibom State
“For them to empower them not only with the starter packs, with the financial assistance of 200,000 naira each, I mean it has gone a long way and Shell will keep on growing.”
The liveWIRE Nigeria project is financed by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC) and its joint venture partners.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd
Nigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd.
Copyright The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. 2014