Today, 29th October 2015, marks five years since the beginning of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF). We’re thrilled to celebrate this landmark and celebrate the people that have brought this Foundation to life through their successes- our Alumni. Over the course of five years, we are proud to have run programmes geared catalysing entrepreneurship and leadership development accross Africa. Our catalogue includes:
|Tony Elumelu Fellowship Programme||2012-2015|
|Tony & Awele Elumelu Prize||2012-2015|
|Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund||2014-2015|
|Elumelu Professionals Programme (Formerly AMIP)||2011-2014|
We have some good-will messages from our lovely alumni, which we’ll share with you here. Be sure to follow #TEFat5 on social media for more anniversary activity throughout November!
-Tayo Dada, Nigeria
“I’d like to wish The Tony Elumelu Foundation a very happy 5th birthday! I was part of the 2014 Elumelu Professionals Programme where I worked with the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN) in Lagos. During my time with the NCCN and The Tony Elumelu Foundation, I had many opportunities to learn, network, and gain an understanding of the business environment in Nigeria. The experience has proven extremely valuable to me in my career as a consultant, opened many doors, and provided me with a competitive advantage early on. Since the programme, I have worked in South Africa with Kaiser Economic Development Partners and in the Cote d’Ivoire with the African Development Bank. Apart from the professional aspects, I gained wonderful friends through the programme, with whom I still keep in touch and visit. I will always be grateful to Mr. Tony O. Elumelu for his outstanding commitment to supporting young professionals who want to work in Africa. Keep up the great work TEF and here’s to many, many more birthdays!”
– Katherine Hudak, USA
“TEEP has really helped not only me but my community as well. I now employ more than 20 people per month both contractual or seasonal workers and that makes a huge difference. therefore i would like to say “THANK YOU TEEP AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY”
-Mavis Nduchwa, Botsawana
“Happy Anniversary TEF. We celebrate you. With appreciation, TEEP Uganda.”
Read more in-depth alumni write-ups through the ‘My TEF Story’ series. View the latest editions here and here.