The Creative Hub

The Creative Hub is a registered cooperative of marginalised adolescent girls between the ages of 18 years and 25 years form underserved communities in Abuja, Nigeria.

The hub members are orphans, single parents, widows and married girls who have demonstrated sheer determination to be educated and follow a mentorship path. They are all small business owners within their communities whose capacity was built in a second level training during which they learnt to improve their vocational and exhibition skills with the International Labour Organization (ILO) curriculum, to enable them access markets beyond their communities and exhibit their products to generate additional income for their families.

The Hub is supported by Educating Nigerian Girls In New Enterprise (ENGINE II) a UKAID/DFID/GEC project led by Mercy Corps Nigeria and implemented by Tabitha Cumi Foundation.

Pictures showing processes, starting with SELECTION PROCESS; ENGINE Girls in business had their businesses and products assessed and some were selected for a second level training.

Pictures showing TRAINING; ILO and UNIDO trained mentors organised training sessions for Creative Hub members to know and improve their business skills, exhibition skills, book keeping, photography, packaging, paper craft, digital marketing etc.

Pictures showing EXHIBITIONS: Creative Hub organised an exhibition of their products declared open by the Hon Minister of State, Trade and Investment, Mrs Maryam Katagum. Subsequently, the members of the cooperative have attended other exhibitions within Abuja.

Pictures showing DECORATIONS: The Creative Hub engages in event decoration for occasions making use of the paper craft skills acquired during their training.

Pictures showing CONTRACTS: The members of the Creative Hub undertake contracts for party souvenirs. Of different types and corporate production of face masks.

Pictures of PEER MENTORSHIP : Most of the members step down their knowledge to their peers within the community becoming peer mentors.