Orji Austin N. Kennedy; Social Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach and Initiator of the School2Skill Project


 Orji Austin N. Kennedy; Social Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach and Initiator of the School2Skill Project


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Born: Orji Austin N. Kennedy
Occupation: Social Entrepreneur and Leadership Coach
Years active: 2013-prsent

 

 

HIS STORY

Early Life and Education
Orji Austin N. Kennedy; Social Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach and Initiator of the School2Skill ProjectOrji Austin N. Kennedy was born August 21st in the city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. The 6th child in a family of 9, he attended The Army Children School and Air Force Secondary School in Port Harcourt as well as Idris Premier College in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria and is a graduate from the College of Engineering, University of Port Hacorut, Rivers State, Nigeria. Orji tells CN
In my teen days, I had the privilege of handling various roles in different team and organizations learning in a collaborative environment from very smart people.
He goes further to say;
Growing up in the Niger Delta region, success is popularly seen as a good job in oil multinational, a parameter that contributed to my early life as I ended up studying mechanical engineering ‘the course that successful people study’. After graduating from the University of Port Harcourt, I am still proud of the engineering profession but while in engineering school, I found greater purpose in engineering people and early stage entrepreneurs to use their ideas to address the world’s pressing challenges. As Nigerians, we must realize that no nation is developed by another.
Career‎
Orji started out his brillaint and creative career at the university;
 In my first year at the university I founded and ran an event and branding company, now called TOTAL EVENT which provide event, branding and creative solutions for corporate organizations like banks & oil multinationals as well as private individuals. I also served as Southern Nigeria director of Pronaija Initiative & CFI (Christian Fellowship International) with core responsibility in leadership, professional and character development for undergraduates in different higher institutions in Nigeria and beyond.
After graduation from engineering school, He initiated the school2skill project and the student innovation project SIP, a volunteer based program that has affected over 10,000 Nigerian youths and students with life&vocational skills, showcasing and recognizing student’s innovation both in the science and art category. 
His Organisation also launched leadership clubs and the Read&Lead Program among many others. 
Orji Austin N. Kennedy; Social Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach and Initiator of the School2Skill ProjectI believe that you are not remembered for what you know but for what you teach and the greatest giving of all time is the giving of oneself and the people who subscribe to this are those that truly live. 
For details/volunteering: http://eastinitiatives.org/
Beliefs
As we continue to grow and add value to ourselves and the people that will build the nations of the world, our work from 2015 onward will include creating and identifying innovative solutions from local entrepreneurs & innovators and providing them with knowledge, network and access to capital, as well as leadership & entrepreneurship support to enable them launch the ideas in the market where it is expected to address different societal and development challenges.

“Our greatest fear is not that we are limited but that we are powerful beyond measure”. When you take your eyes off the limit and focus on the power within, there is nothing your mind can conceive that it cannot achieve".
Awards and Accomplishments
  • He is a recipient of the Emerging Nigeria Youth Leadership Award by the Director Entrepreneurship Development Program UK.
  • The Most Intelligent Gentleman Award from NYSC Akwa Ibom State and a 2014 International Development Exchange Fellow among others.
  • His most recent research publication on Leadership & Innovative Financing for SMEs have reached Industry stake holders and generated readership in over 120 countries in less than 3months of its publication Financing for SMEs
Personal Life
Orji Austin N. Kennedy; Social Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach and Initiator of the School2Skill Project
I am single and extremely passionate about people. I believe that it is great people that make a great family, institution and nation.

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I Develop, Brand, Strategise Ideas that are Image Brand worthy.

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