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Today, on our #EchoesFromLIFE series, we feature Ochuba Paul, of our #AjegunleLIFE Class of 2016C. In Paul’s own words, “After secondary school, I was always home with nothing to do. Just to watch the clock tick, visit friends, visit my mentor in the evening, etc”. Paul spent time helping his dad with his pharmaceutical business and at some point, he was advised to join our LIFE program by his mentor who had nominated others.

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It was going to be his first interview! How would he cope? Paul’s mentor, Young, gave him examples of people he had recommended for the training and how it had made a huge difference in their lives. This encouraged Paul. “My attention was drawn to some of the things I will learn at no cost – ICTs, life skills, entrepreneurship – so I applied.” His learning started from the interview. “I made several mistakes and was corrected by the interviewer. It stayed with me.”

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“All of the training came handy for me but Life Skills and MS Word were most interesting. The training has helped in different ways!” Paul now speaks with confidence. In fact… “I can now face a large audience without fear and I can think through things on my own”. We think that’s awesome, but that’s probably because we saw him at that fateful interview. With new skills and a huge NO to idleness, Paul applied for several jobs, attended many interviews and he now teaches at a primary school. The once bored young man now supports his parents!

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