The Dream Development Centre (DDC) is the dream application arm of Live Your Dreams Africa Foundation (LYDA). It is a platform that helps match the philanthropic desires of successful individuals with those desirous to learn from them.

This is achieved through the specially designed 5 tier dream program which enrolled participants from the conference can partake of. It is a program aimed at empowering each participant to create, sustain and grow their businesses. Our goal is to impact a total of 200 businesses through this programme.

The Lagos Dream Program is run in partnership with The Ministry of Youth and Social Development of Lagos State Government. This partnership is based on a shared goal of empowering and engaging youths in Lagos state.


The 5 Tiers of the Dream Program include:

The Accelerated Skills Acquisition Program (ASAP): Billed to run for 2 weeks, attendees would be matched with individuals who have succeeded in creating businesses out of their dreams. The selected skills for the pilot program are Photography and Digital Marketing.

The Accelerated Business Skills Acquisition Program (ABSAP): Would run simultaneously with ASAP to teach participants on business basics needed in establishing their dreams.

Internship Programmes:

After the ASAP and ABSAP programmes, the best and brightest participants would have the opportunity to take part in internship programmes with our partner organizations. The goal is to help participants experience and internalize what they have learned in the course of the ASAP and ABSAP training. Through this platform, some participants will also get the opportunity to secure jobs with their mentors. We intend to leverage our relationships to create internship and job opportunities with our partner facilitators. The goal is to achieve a win-win; where the interns work for our facilitators in exchange for exposure and learning.

Following the Live Your Dreams Africa Conference, facilitators would be presented with the opportunity to volunteer their time in facilitating an Accelerated Skills Acquisition Program.

  • Course Categories: Accelerated Business Skills Acquisition Program ABSAP and Accelerated Skills Acquisition Program ASAP
  • Start Date: June 4th, 2018
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Class Times: Monday – Friday, 9pm-3pm
  • Participants Batch Code: Dreamers Stream 1 (DS1)
  • Location: Lagos State, Nigeria
  • Awarding Organisation: Live Your Dreams Africa Foundation


Our passionate facilitators truly believe in the Foundation’s ethos of ‘learning by doing’, combining innovative teaching methods with direct support from industry experts to provide the best possible learning experience.

He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) from the International Council for Managing Consulting Institutes (ICMCI). He is also a Fellow of the International Management Consultants Certification Board (FIMCB). He is an emergent force to be reckoned with in the field of Management Consulting with over 10 years’ experience in Human Resources and consulting fields.

He is a Management and HR Consultant with a decade consulting and practice experience, cutting across all major sectors of the Nigerian Economy.

He has had the opportunity of working in organizations like; The Workforce Group and Wema Bank Plc, where he had specific responsibilities to turn around the Learning & Organizational Development function by creating a structured Corporate Academy.

He is a Nigerian Strategist with outstanding ideas in workforce activation, team work and strategic planning.

His major strength and core is in process improvement, creativity and idea progression. This can also be verified with huge testimonials that cut across start-ups, high end organisations and notable individuals

Steve is fondly called “Mr. Ruthless Execution” is privileged to be a trusted authority in the fields of Life & Business Strategy, a highly sought after Management Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of EdgeEcution, Motivational Speaker & Author.

Steve Harris is one of Nigeria’s leading high performance coaches and Business Strategists. He is also one of the most-watched, most downloaded, quoted and followed personal development trainers in Nigeria.


Paul Foh is Nigeria’s Number one, sales and exceptional customer service speaker. He is the CEO of Katalyst Consulting a company dedicated to inspiring and coaching organizations and individuals to continuously excel. He speaks regularly internationally and within Nigeria.

He is a Life Coach, Peak Performance Trainer, Behavioral Analyst and a Lawyer. He is a member and resource person, Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN).

He is the author of ‘Focus: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving more’ – a book that deals with the subject of focus and focusing from a liminal and subliminal angle.

The ASAP and ABSAP courses have been designed with the assistance of experts from leading industries in Nigeria. They have worked with the program designers, and shared their experience and expertise in creating a content of global standard. They also assisted in the writing of the local case studies that will be used in the course of the training sessions.

The Participants – Dreamers Stream 1 DS1
Participants will be beginners with a passion and a desire to build a profitable business in their chosen dream fields. Participants will also be selected based on evidence of their commitment to chasing their dreams and a willingness to be agents of change in their communities.

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