PWDs IN BuMaP SUMMIT
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND POLITICS SUMMIT 2017
(PWDs IN BuMaP SUMMIT)
The Digital Entrepreneur
A Summit for learning practical skills for PWDs to apply in Business, Management and Politics instead of waiting endlessly for government intervention that is taking so much time to come. While we advocate, let us advance.
The mission of PWDs in BuMaP Summit is to transform the A.S.K (Attitude, Skills and Knowledge) of PWDs in Africa, to help the PWDs understand their latent potentials and opportunities in a digital economy in spite of barriers and to deploy their expertise into different sectors of the economy through digital entrepreneurship in business, management and politics.
To Mobilize, Train, Motivate and Empower Persons Living with Disability with Attitude, Skills and Knowledge (ASK) that will help them make a commitment to happiness, live an uncommon life wherever they find themselves, use digital tools to alleviate their sufferings and become financially independent; while fulfilling their purpose on earth through their dynamism.
Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)
Must be a PWD, self-motivated, computer literate, a diploma or degree will be added advantage, must have registered online by filling the simple online form, and must show how the program fits into his/her present or future endeavours, especially in being financially independent and contributing to the society.
- 3 Persons Living With Disabilities from each of the 36 states = 108
- 92 Persons Living With Disabilities from Abuja (15 persons from each LGA) = 92
Participants will become more self-motivated, understand their possibilities, acquire new attitude, skills and knowledge to start their own businesses, expand their existing businesses, better at their workplaces, find their value, find their unique selling propositions and become financially independent in less than 24 months.
The participants shall become alumni of the PWDs in BuMaP Programme and shall be matched with our mentors in Business, Management, ICT, Politics, Writing, Music, etc. depending on their areas of interest. Alumni shall have annual refresher programmes in their states or geopolitical zones in line with the new and prevailing economic trends. We shall maintain a data base of our alumni with their phone numbers and email contacts, and we shall act as opportunity desk for them in the areas of loans, grants, academic fellowships and scholarships, employment and political positions and lobbying.
Dr. Cally Cussons is the president of Sean Cussons Business School and Chief Strategist at Sean Cussons Solutions Ltd. He had poliomyelitis at age one and half but had conquered disability big time. He believes that financial independence can be achieved by a motivated PWD in the digital age, all things being equal. He conceptualized the PWDs in BuMaP Summit series as a grooming avenue for PWDs who are in or want to venture into Business, Management and Politics; and to avail them the tips and techniques he employed to move from a VODP (Very Ordinary Disabled Person) to VVIP (Very Very Important Person). He is also a university academic, musician, writer, serial entrepreneur, I.T expert, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant and many more, all to the glory of God almighty. (www.callycussons.com).