Cherish Enterprise Institute (CEI) is located in the environs of Batsari town, Katsina State, a very peaceful & secure environment conducive for uninterrupted learning and human capital development activities. It is our integrated & progressive curriculum, combined with a large network of partners and solid entrepreneurship ecosystem that ensures practical/hands-on and experiential learning in a wide range of capacity building courses and vocational skills.
We target budding entrepreneurs, unemployed youths, and vulnerable groups (such as women, Almajiri, physically challenged etc) and directly provide access-to-finance from our own Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) licensed microfinance bank.
CEI leverages faith-based curriculum to ensure strong ethical standards, environmental consciousness and sustainable development of rural society.
Cherish Enterprise Institute is an educational and entrepreneurship development center with extensive experience in entrepreneurship and leadership development.
Cherish Enterprise Institute offers entrepreneurship trainings, mentoring programs, short term vocational skills development programs, industrial attachment programs based on proven and established curriculum, certifications and practices.
We also offer enhanced Business Development Services (BDS) and linkage to financing for startup businesses.
Cherish Enterprise Institute strongly believes that entrepreneurship development must directly impact people in local economies for the sustainable economic development of Nigeria.
Our core objective as an institute for learning is to increase employability amongst the Nigerian workforce as well as achieve national rebirth and social change by investing in the entrepreneurial capacity of Nigeria’s youth.
Owned facilities/demonstration centre for ICT, Agribusiness, Lifestyle etc
CBN license to operate own Microfinance bank (Cherish Micro Finance Bank) for providing credit to budding entrepreneurs and business owners
Implementation Agency for NW region for the Grooming Enterprise Leaders program
Adoption of IFC Business Edge® curriculum for entrepreneurial training & development program, through MOU with third party Accredited Trainer
Licensed use of HP’s Graduate Entrepreneurial Training in Information Technology (GET-IT) and Accredited centre for Training & capacity building for the hp/UNIDO LIFE Programme
Accreditation as Microsoft and Cisco certified centre for ICT Training
NBTE (National Board for Technical Education) approved institute for Innovative Enterprise Diploma Programme
Provided grants of sewing machines, wheel barrows to successful trainees (e.g. women and unemployed youths)
Constructed and seeded over 62 shops at Batsari, Katsina to entrepreneurs to facilitate trade in specialized areas as Medicine store, Small Provision store, Cell Phone & Accessories sale, Fast Consumer goods e.g. Dangote foods
Sponsored over 400 youths through remedial classes to re-take secondary school leaving examinations (WAEC/NECO) Distributed significant sums of money as soft loan to small business owners, cooperative societies for agriculture inputs. High proportion of repayment was achieved, through Cherish Micro Finance Bank Concessionary Credit Facility to about 500 select orphans/vulnerable families to empower them for self-sustenance (over 5 years now) Established Cooperative/Thrift System through Faith Based Organizations for Equipment/Services & Credit Facility Support as well value chain agric Businesses