Kwese’s Strive Masiyiwa commits USD100,000 to prison reform startup

Prison reform startup, Dream Again Prison & Youth Foundation has received a pledge of USD100,000 from Dr Strive Masiyiwa to support the work being done by the organization.

Dr Strive Masiyiwa who staged a return to Nigeria via his investment in Kwese (an entertainment company) made the pledge at an Entrepreneur Town Hall Africa Series held in Lagos.

The group literally helps those who have been incarcerated in prison to become better persons through training in terms of skills acquisition. Mr Bashiru Adamu caught Strive’s attention with his idea while making a pitch about his organization ( Dream Again Prison & Youth Foundation )at the Town hall.

Strive is a UK-based Zimbabwean businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder and executive chairman of diversified international telecommunications group Econet Wireless.

He is the owner of Kwese (a dynamic entertainment company organizing the town hall in Nigeria), Zimbabwean satellite and broadcasting network under Econet Media. Dr Strive is scheduled to be in Nigeria as part of his tour of nations including Kenya, and some other African countries.

In terms of his involvement with Nigeria, since the departure of Econet in an unceremonious fashion, he recently invested in Nigerian Basketball League with Kwese TV as official broadcasters. Mr Strive indeed believes in Nigeria as he recently made a profound statement about Nigerian youth taking center stage in the nearest future.

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