TAFTA Partners Mastercard Foundation To Empower 65,600 Youths


Terra Kulture, through its Terra Academy for the Arts (TAFTA) project, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, has opened calls for entries to empower over 65,600 Nigerian youths.

This, it plans to do with the launch of a new learning cohort for its art academy, TAFTA.

The applications for the free-to-attend training would commence from the 15th of August till15th of September 2022.

Since inception, the academy has trained over 2,000 students in the academy with impactful courses by handpicked experts in the industry.

TAFTA Partners Mastercard Foundation To Empower 65,600 Youths

Commenting on the programme’s launch, the chief executive officer of Terra Kulture, Bolanle Austen-Peters, said: “we are delighted to formally launch a platform that provides free education and employment opportunities for youths seeking to thrive in arts and business.”

Austen-Peters stressed that, TAFTA’s purpose is to provide youth, especially females, with foundational training, support, internships, employment opportunities, and connections to financial services.

Regarding the academy’s entry requirement, Austen-Peters said: “the entry requirement is a minimum of senior secondary school qualifications. All classes will include an introductory section taught in English; however, local instructors will be available at each centre to assist students if any translation of course material is needed.”

Terra Kulture is committed to promoting Nigeria’s rich linguistic diversity, arts, and culture. Through the various renowned productions and reputable projects such as TAFTA. TAFTA hopes to train 65,000 youths over five years, representing outreach at a low cost. With a 10% attrition rate, TAFTA will create at least 59,040 new jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities.