Who We Are

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Raising entrepreneurial minds for a global world.

The Twim Art Institute, formerly known as Twim Academy, is one of Nigeria’s leading schools of arts and vocational education. The institute offers short-term certificate courses, as well as apprenticeships, in areas that are relevant to the needs of the Nigerian market within the context of a global world.

The Twim Art Institute is approved by the Oyo State Board for Technical Education.

Our Core Values

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We are guided by values that we hold to be true and important.

Mutual Respect

Everybody is important! Whether it is the Cleaner or CEO, every human being must be treated the same- with dignity and respect.

No Excuses

If it has to be done, it must be done regardless of who has to do it.

Resource Maximisation

We are wise stewards of resources

Thinking Through

First our heads, and then our mouths.

A Cut Above Ourselves

Our only competition is us. We seek to be better today than we were yesterday.

People Centredness

We are committed to the progress and successes of our staff, students, and customers.

Vision & Impact

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Where are we going?

Our Vision

Acting as a catalyst for capacity building and job creation in the arts and entertainment industries, and creating positive societal change in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

OUR APPROACH

Twim Academy operates as a social venture with a hybrid model. This implies that our primary purpose of establishment is not profit, but impact. Our key focus is to solve the problem of unemployment among young people. We do this in a number of ways:

  •  Certificate Courses: Our training programs are designed to help participants acquire skills that are useful to the industry, profitable and well sought-after. This way, we produce alumni who can easily start up small businesses based on their newly acquired skills.
  • Compulsory Entrepreneurship Classes and Workshops: We incorporate entrepreneurship and business development classes and seminars into our training programs. Our facilitators are high-flying professionals from different sectors, as well as successful business-people.
  • The Twim Academy Career Mentoring Program: This is targeted at providing free career guidance to secondary school students across the state. For more information, please click here.
  • The Twim Academy Scholars’ Program: Targeted primarily at empowering secondary-school-age girls from financially challenged backgrounds with skills that position them to be independent in the future. To learn more about this program, please click here.
  • The Twim Institute Annual Conference: The Twim Institute Annual Conference has grown over a period of three years to become the largest entrepreneurship event in Oyo State and one of the largest in Nigeria. The 2018 edition of the conference attracted over 2500 participants. For more information, please click here.
  • MediaCamp: Every year, we organise bootcamps focusing on different media skills at destinations outside our base in Nigeria. The idea is to enjoy travelling, meeting new people, having fun and yet learning all the way. We have held 3 editions in Ghana and will hold MediaCamp 2018 in India. For more information about MediaCamp, please click here.