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I Have Passion For Training Young Persons – Adejumo

Funmi Adejumo
Posted: Jul 8, 2016 at 5:33 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Funmi Adejumo is the owner of Fumafric School of Vocations, a school that trains and empowers young Nigerians in different vocations like driving. She tells Ikechi Nzeako how her company has been empowering young Nigerians.


What courses does your vocational school teach?

We train young people in fashion designing, hairdressing, bead making, carpentry, cake making, event decoration and driving. We are also into entertainment, videography and others.

Do you teach people all these vocations or do you have instructors who do it for you?

I have instructors who work for me and they teach others the various vocations at the centre.

Does that mean that you have a school where these subjects are taught?


What is the name of the school?

It is called Fumafric School of Vocations.

What did you have in mind when you established the school?

I am a born artist. My parents are artists and I love doing artistic work. I am the type of person who feels for other people. I have passion for helping other people and I do not like to see anyone suffer. I do not like seeing people being in need of anything. I love doing these things and I went and acknowledge on them and I can teach most of the vocations that are taught at the school. The thing was in my mind for many years that I want to impact the life of other people and I want to be a blessing to other people.

What other things do you do?

I also organise free skill acquisition programmes for the youth in the community. The programme lasts three weeks and I believe that you can learn bead making in two to three weeks but vocations like make up and hairdressing take a longer time and you need to come to the school to learn such subjects and you only pay a token to acquire the knowledge that transform your live forever. However, we are looking for sponsors to help out so that we can offer the programmes for free. This is because if we make it free, many people can access the programme, be empowered and society will be better for it.

How long have you been in the business?

I was in the teaching profession for 28 years before I went into training about four years now.

And how has it been?

The business has fared well and has made good impact on the community. However, people are not willing to pay the token we are charging and are giving excuses not to pay. Being a kind person, I always allow them to get the training.