Temmy Balogun trained over 500 youths, entrepreneurs and professionals on digital skills for free, through Espact Academy since 2018, and is now on a mission to train over 10,000 youths across the world.
The digital and technology industry is fast developing in the world with the introduction of new skills and digital tools, Temmy Balogun who has noticed the trend took it up to herself to challenge young entrepreneurs, SMEs by offering digital trainings that will help them take advantage of the trend, to grow their businesses and fit into the new world.
Through Espact Academy, a subsidiary of Espact, Temmy Balogun has been able to train over 500 youths for free, on digital skills while she singlehandedly made provision for the resources used in accomplishing the training program.
Temmy Balogun sponsored and provided resources which included the training materials, welfare of the trainees and many more. She now seeks to receive support and contributions of the public in order to help the less privileged youths have access to subscribe to the training.
A program titled ‘60minutes with Espactists’ was launched by Temmy Balogun and her team which had 2 editions from 2018 and 2019 respectively. Although, the program could not continue due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020; Temmy hopes to revive her vision of impacting youths across the world with her digital training.
Temmy, who is the Lead Consultant at Espact Academy, has successfully organised and facilitated online trainings for people from different parts of the world ranging from United States, Canada, London, Nigeria, amongst others and also physical trainings in Lagos and Abuja respectively.
In order to curb the increasing rate of unemployment in Nigeria, Temmy Balogun who is enthusiastic and passionate about impacting lives of youth, launched her digital driven media firm, Espact, to create online contents and tech-driven solutions to help businesses reach their target audience, make sales and become profitable.
Espact is a digital driven media firm currently helping SMEs who are reducing poverty and unemployment by transforming their operations from manual to digital for easy adoption by the youth.
The Nigerian entrepreneur once attributed her drive to the inspiration she gets from people who make real impact in their chosen fields, as she revealed what has kept her going forward, in an interview with ‘Women of Rubies’ on Guardian Woman in 2018.
During the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, Temmy and her team were able to transform about 45 businesses into digital platforms, in which they operated successfully in the digital space. Those businesses were able to operate online and deliver essential services to their customers regardless of the economic lockdown.
Temmy Balogun is now aiming to train over 10,000 Nigerian youths on digital skills before 2023 through Espact Academy, and she hopes to get as much support as she can from individuals, groups or organizations across the world to join her in achieving this mission.