Khalil Halilu: Breaking Boundaries and Redefining Youth Empowerment Through Technology


The youth sector of any society is its backbone and for meaningful progress to be made in this society, young people need to be cared for, cared for and duly empowered. In the words of the first black American president – Barack Obama, “the world belongs to the young people who have the education and the imagination to create”.

This is why, in the last decades, many empowerment programs have been launched, especially in Africa, where some problems are particular and where the majority of the population is underserved. Change the minds of young people to develop their mental capacity and grow, and you have just created a positive ripple effect that can go far beyond what you can imagine.

One of the thought leaders who has expressly declared his passion and burning desire for youth empowerment is Khalil Haliliu. Born on October 29, 1990 in Kano, Khalil Halilu has become one of the notable business enthusiasts using innovative technological solutions to improve and create practical solutions for Nigerians and Sub-Saharan Africa in general.

Youth empowerment is one of the causes really close to the heart of the founder of the first eco-friendly tech hub in all of West Africa – The CANs NG, located in the Maitama amusement park in Abuja. It’s no wonder he created the KSH Foundation to bridge the gap between young people’s desire to become functioning members of society and access to the opportunities, resources, avenues and connections that will make those desires a reality. .

Millions of Nigerians are laggards mainly because they were exposed to opportunities much later in life and the KSH Foundation seeks to address this issue. Famous techpreneur, Khalil Halilu, founded the KSH Foundation as a non-profit organization that leverages technology and entrepreneurship to empower Nigerian youth who, in turn, would create innovative products and services that would also lead to 360 degree development in several industries and sectors.

With strategic partnerships, a visionary approach and a change of mindset, the KSH Foundation has taken on the task of constantly supporting and encouraging exceptional innovation among young people. Khalil Halilu himself has leveraged technology to deliver amazing solutions across multiple industries and has rightly inspired several young innovators to take on the challenge of leveraging technology to create positive change in society.

He is the founder of on-demand delivery ShapShap, the first online commodity marketplace in all of Africa, the Zabe election monitoring system – the app that garnered many recommendations to play its role in promoting electoral transparency and accountability.

He is also the founder of the Center for Civic, Citizen’s Welfare and Community Development (CWCD Africa), he joined Gongoni Company Limited and its sister company, Scirocco international limited as COO in 2010. However, far from all his enormous records and achievements, Khalil Halilu is highly invested in nurturing a new generation of young Nigerians with entrepreneurial prowess, capacity for innovative thinking and a thirst for economic development.

The KSH Foundation is redefining youth empowerment while also focusing on gender equality for the benefit of girls. For Khalil, progress is not limited to the present but must encompass the future and with a clear progression path for the KSH Foundation, one can only expect great things from promising Nigerian entrepreneurs with the mindset determined to compete on a world level.

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