- ABOUT US
- OUR MISSION
- OUR VISION
- OUR OBJECTIVES
- OUR CORE VALUES
- ABOUT THE CEO
Ara-rocks Creative Craft Institute is an arm of a craft business success in the market place. We were birth out of a desire to give back to the society by training people in craft/handy work. Thus replicating our success in the lives of Nigerians especially the unemployed: and preparing them on their path to relevance and significance through the works of their hands.
We want to use this medium to say well done to every organisation out there for their relentless involvement in empowering citizens across the country. It is evident in your fight against unemployment crowned with the search for alternative solution.
We are also making efforts, which we owe to our consulting with different tiers of government in and outside Nigeria, as regards youth empowerment, job creation and poverty alleviation programmes.
Our international standing dealings and membership with key solution organizations such as 350.org (Climate Change Team), UNICEF(Child Advocacy Team), ecole de dessin, National Gallery of Arts and a host of other World Advocacy Organizations. With a Guinness world record certificate sitting on our shelf of achievements (largest painting by numbers) and most importantly our experience as a furniture and furnishings producing entity in the Nigerian market with a clientele base rich in private public and international patronage. We are also sold out to this course.
ARA-ROCKS CREATIVE CRAFT TEAM is offering an opportunity to share our story alongside all of our landmark achievements with citizens solely to gear them up and to give hope to the unemployed using platforms through which entrepreneurs can be raised, nurtured and hyped to the peak of their vocation, having been trained by successful experienced craft professionals in different types of profitable craft.
- To alert and empower the youths in Nigeria , thus redirecting their energy
- To help people raise funds in pursuit of their dreams
•To evoke in the minds of all citizenry of Plateau State both home and away the power of Visual and Creative Craft. To give inspiration to create beautiful-artful exportable craft with their hands and minds. In addition, we hear the call to meet the need for adequate gainful empowerment in ways not previously explored.
ICON Akorede A. Adetifa the CEO Furnish Finesse LTD, Principal Partner at ARA-ROCKS LTD, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of ARA-ROCKS CREATIVE CRAFT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTE, is a young talented youth and an outstanding entrepreneur, Inspirational, motivational, speaker captivating his audience by telling his true life story. An ICON for the transformed youth and purpose driven life-style.
He started turning Houses to Homes at the age of 24. He engaged in the importation and supply of furniture/interior fittings which gives him a strong background in market dynamics and a wealth of experience in customer service.
Student of the year “Class of 99" at Corona Secondary School Agbara, finished a pre-degree 'A' Level course at Oxbridge College then finally went in pursuit of academic excellence at the renowned University of Jos Plateau State. His knack for excellence and precision makes a little wonder why he is so good at what he does.
At age 27 he went into designing, building, renovation, manufacturing, sales of both household and office furniture with the use of handheld machines, sooner than later he built an umbrella; a hub where everything within an interior space is crafted, be it an office, a home or even shopping outlet. The Company Furnish Finesse Ltd has grown in leaps and bounds with a clientele base of over 150 clients including: SANOFI AVENTIS AFRICA, NESTLE NIGERIA, LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) CGHQ, LEKKI FTZ, etc.
The international award winner, ' African emerging entrepreneur leader’, was trained to be a one stop-shop for interior space fit-out, this idea, veracity, determination and keen sense of hearing from God on leadership mentoring and life coaching, birth the indigenous company called ARA-ROCKS CREATIVE CRAFT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTE 'a job creation mechanism focused on entrepreneurship through craftsmanship' where would be craftsmen are tutored, trained and groomed in creating modern day products through creative hand craft of exceptional quality as a solution to the pending crisis as per the chronic rate of unemployment in Africa.
Beyond this is his attraction to under siege (blockade) states in Nigeria and Africa where craft training would be used as a change tool, a permanent alternative, a youth aid to shun violence.
The institute presently consults and facilitates pro- entrepreneurship initiatives for PLATEAU STATE GOVERNMENT, HIPANG COMMUNITY, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), AD KING FOUNDATION, United Nations (UN), UNICEF, CCA, University of Jos, Plateau State University, Bokkos (PLASU), SEVERAL ORPHANAGE HOMES, etc.
As a reality fit-up craftsman ICON AKOREDE ADETIFA has a passion for creativity, redesigning, creating and bringing abstract pictures, visions and ideas into visible reality, he strongly believes that the former is also possible in the life of every youth.
ICON kore as his fondly called derives pleasure from making the world a better place to live in, through handmade furniture and craft. The factory/outlet FURNISH FINESSE LIMITED and the Ultra modern training centre ARA-ROCKS CREATIVE CRAFT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTE are both located in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.
A born again Christian, AKOREDE is happily married to his University sweetheart (BLESSING) and they are blessed with two sons ARAOLUWA and PITANOLUWA.
“Inspiration from heaven is the only secret a craftsman could ever have to ensure continuity, edge and originality, as our gifts are from God specifically to play a role in his will or purpose for mankind” ----- ADETIFA, AKINBOBOLA AKOREDE.
To whom much is given even much more is expected. Selah.