Our project partners are collecting interviews of success stories told by immigrant entrepreneurs to encourage the learners in entrepreneurship training.
Let us bring you Etinosa's story! Etinosa Erevbenagie-Johnbull, Co-founder and Managing Director of Generation for Change CY, Nigerian entrepreneur in Nicosia, Cyprus
Etinosa is an inspiring entrepreneur and the Co-founder and Managing Director of Generation for Change CY, a grassroots non-profit organisation based in Nicosia, Cyprus. His background and early life experiences, as well as the challenges he faced as a migrant, make his journey even more remarkable. Etinosa's story is a valuable example of how one can achieve social change and make a difference in society.
Etinosa was born in Nigeria and migrated to Athens, Greece, at a young age. His early life experiences shaped his views around activism, social inclusion, and social justice, and motivated him to engage in social activities that focused on human rights, justice, and solidarity. He graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Etinosa is an inspiring example of a person who is committed to social change by advocating and motivating others to become active citizens and effect the change they want to see in society.
Generation for Change CY is a non-profit organisation co-founded and managed by Etinosa. It is built on the ideals of a fair, diverse, and inclusive society, equitable access to opportunities for everyone, social change, and support for vulnerable and marginalized communities. Etinosa's long experience in human rights activism and social change, as well as his work at Generation for Change CY, earned him the 'Outstanding Social Contribution Award' from the School of Humanities and Social Science of the University of Nicosia Cyprus in 2023. He was also awarded the Democracy Award from Politeia.
Etinosa's cultural background, life experiences, and challenges as a person with a different cultural background in a new country have shaped his understanding and work as an entrepreneur. He brings unique perspectives to entrepreneurship, encouraging guidance, and connection through difference.