Idris is a fitness trainer by profession and an ex-boxer. Around his community, there are many young children and youths who love sport and boxing. Since there are no training facilities for them, he decided to use his salary to buy some equipment and dedicate time to train them. He initiated his boxing project called iDXtreme. During my trip to Nigeria in January 2021, I met Idris Salimanu Ajanaku. Immediately, I was impressed about how one person can sacrifice their time and money to tackle issues within their community.
Creating social impact with what you have
Idris is not waiting and hoping to make it big first before he creates a positive impact in his space. Idris is not waiting on excuses. He has taken significant steps to start his vision. Idris has true entrepreneurial spirit. Idris has been a boxer as far back as 2004. Idris has a vision to start his own fitness training center where young people can train and pursue professional sports like boxing as well. Idris works currently as a fitness trainer in a hotel.
Gears to start more effectively – IdXtreme
As a fitness trainer, he dedicates most of his salary into this project. Idris is looking for potential partners to further his project’s vision. In his district in Lagos, Nigeria, he has seen many young potential boxers idle on the streets without a place to train. These children can now train regularly and develop themselves to follow their dreams. To launch the first phase of this project, they would need training geers that would cost a total of about 700,-Euros. With better gears and equipment, the team can train more effectively. Most of the gears needed for his projects are boxing pads, gloves, balls, shoes, trainers and such. Visit the project page to learn more.
Opportunity for a social venture partnership
We believe that this is an opportunity for social entrepreneurship models to happen. Idris will be excited to work with partners and we recommend partners who produce such gears needed for boxing or fitness training. Here is why we also recommend partners who either produce or distribute such gears. Lagos state in Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest economic hubs with a very young population eager to stay fit and explore diverse kinds of training. Creating a social joint venture with IdXtreme project and Idris would be a gateway to interact and collaborate with potential fitness enthusiasts in Lagos.
Building sustainable business models
Partners could start a joint venture to collaborate with idris to start the first fitness center with professional training facility, programs and curriculum. Regular fitness enthusiasts who subscribe to the center’s program would finance the model which, through the existing resource and space created, can be used to train kids and youngsters who cannot afford this. With this model, IdXtreme Project idea can become financially sustainable and more people get to stay healthy. Step by step, partnerships like this can build a community business model and also open up further sustainable social models around it.
Joadre is cheering for idris and IdXtreme, let us guide you
We are Joadre, are happy to counsel and support you through collaboration with Idris. For now, we have started with a call for donations and sponsorship to launch the purchase of the first set of gears for IdXtreme project. Join us to support him by donating for this project – english donation site here on Joadre or visit the german donation site on our Verein EXIT. Our long-term mission would be to accompany Idris and IdXtreme towards achieving their vision. The vision is to set up a professional fitness and boxing training center for community youths in the future.
In the near future, our team will meet up with Idris again to begin to craft out a social entrepreneurship model and offer partnership to companies, institutions, organisations and/or individuals who are interested. If you want to know more and have a chance to get first hand information when we are ready about this project, subscribe to our mailing list here.