Group to empowers 30 young female Entrepreneurs 

 As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the promoters and drivers of Bilaad Realty Limited, incorporated a Trust known as  Bilaad Development Trust (BDT) is  to empower about 30 young female Entrepreneur in Nigeria.

The initiative is tailored to address contemporary social issues in Nigeria, with focus on three (3) thematic areas; Education, Entrepreneurship and Change Advocacy. 

The group initiative to address education gaps, specifically, concerning women exclusion, mentoring, coaching, and catalysing growth in the entrepreneurship space, is also pioneered a concept called GEM HUNT. 

The first quarter of 2023, Series – 1 of GEM HUNT tagged “The Future in Perspective” was held on 14th February 2023, while GEM HUNT Series – 2.0 event tagged “30 Under 30 Women in Business” held at  Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Centre, Abuja-FCT on the 3rd October, 2023.

The creative journey and expected outcomes of the process were built around Identifying and facilitating Small and Medium businesses, especially amongst women under age 30 in Nigeria. 

The State rounds of the GEM HUNT Series – 2 competition were also held in all 36 States of the Federation, while the Zonal rounds took place in 6 selected States (Lagos, Kano, Bauchi, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, and Abuja- FCT), leading up to the Grand Finale in Abuja. From a pool of 30 contestants (female entrepreneurs under the age of 30) representing various States and Regions across the Federation, eight (8) winners emerged across different business categories: Services, Agriculture and agro-allied, Food Processing, and Fashion.