S2W Franchise


S2W Franchise


S2W Franchise is a unique business startup opportunity in the areas of professional education, training, and employment.

About Fotabe Entrepreneurial Leadership academy (FELA)

FELA is the leading center for intrapreneurship and entrepreneurial leadership in Africa, duly authorized by the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training in Cameroon, with authorization number: 00000297/MINEFOP/SG/DFOP/SDGSF/CSACD/CBAC of 02 Aug 2021. FELA was created in 2015 with a mission to transform African Businesses by raising a new generation of African Intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs with the mindset of service, innovation, partnership, and inclusion.

Achieving our mission:

We achieve our mission by developing and implementing innovative training programs which strongly fit the needs of all major stakeholders.

Our Programs:

Intrapreneurship (Program for fresh graduates):

We seek to raise a new generation of African intrapreneurs who will build solid African businesses, and ensure they outlive their founders and transcend the boundaries of the African continent. 

Our School-to-work program has been achieving this mission in extraordinary proportions.  

Through our S2W employment boot camp, our students are taught lifelong skills by studying tailor made courses taught by highly trained faculty.

Our S2W program provides opportunities for on-campus employment to its students as one form of financial assistance to help them meet their educational expenses, and off-campus employment opportunities for her graduates and graduates from other higher institutes, through the school-to-Work (S2W) program. 

FELA’s School-to-work program is the lone employment preparation program in the Republic of Cameroon. 


At Fotabe University of Cameroon, there are two components of the S2W program: Graduate Work-Study (GWS) and Student Work-Study (SWS).

The Graduate Work-Study (GWS):

Graduates who have had no previous work experience at all are unlikely to be successful during the selection process and have little or no chance of receiving a job offer from hiring organizations. The primary purpose of the Graduate Work-Study (GWS) program is to prepare recent graduates for insertion into the job market. We do this by providing career coaching, mentorship, and work placement with our partner organizations. The GWS is taught through a one-month period though an intensive online plus boot camp program.

The S2W Employment Boot Camp is an intensive pre-employment course delivered over four weekends to prepare fresh graduates for the job market.

The objective is to put participants on the first steps towards a lasting career. The program consists of mock interviews, workshops, lectures, team building sessions, and coaching from recruiters of national and international companies.


To be eligible for the Graduate work-study, applicants must be holders of either a BTS or HND, or BSc, or BBA, or MSc or any other equivalent.


The GWS is held on our campus in Douala and online via our E-Learning platform.  

The Student Work-Study (SWS)

The SWS is a campus employment program for students. In some cases, employment can be at off-campus non-profit organizations. The primary purpose of the Student Work-Study (SWS) program is to offer part-time employment opportunities for students with great financial need, to enable them to pursue a course of study at Fotabe University of Cameroon. Through this program, students gain valuable work experience, important hard and soft skills, and are molded to develop the right mindset/attitude for career success.  

Every year, between 20 and 50 students work on and off campus in a variety of positions in more than 10 different on-campus businesses. Positions are generally skill-related and successful placements call for a “fit” between job requirements and student abilities. “Ability” may refer to specialized knowledge, assignment familiarity, effective communication, interpersonal skills, and/or willingness to comply with specific department or supervisory requirements. Student aide positions may be clerical, lab-related, technical, academic (tutoring), among others.


To be eligible for the Student Work-study, applicants must be holders of at least an Advanced Level Certificate and be registered students of FUNIC or any of her affiliated institutes or academies.


The SWS is held on all our campuses.

Entrepreneurial Leadership (Annual forum for High School Students):

Another unique program offered by FELA is the Annual Entrepreneurial Leadership forum organized with the objective of bringing together 100 high school youth and putting them at the center of entrepreneurial leadership in Africa. 

S2W Vision and Business Idea

The S2W vision is one which sees the most committed and hardworking graduates from every public or private university experience an easy transition from the classroom to their first job.

Industry Performance:

Since its launch in 2015, the school-to-work program has recorded a 100% placement rate. This is a result of a robust selection process, and our strategic partnerships across all industries.

Purchasing a S2W franchise:

Increasingly, franchising has become an appealing choice for aspiring entrepreneurs to get into business, as it counteracts some of the pitfalls of opening a business on your own by combining proven business structures with the strength of a marketing brand. At S2W, our franchise support network helps franchisees reach their personal and business goals with a completely organized system including both business processes and educational curriculum.

One of the benefits of franchising with S2W is the low initial investment. In fact, our total estimated initial investment ranges from 1,500,000XAF to 2,000,000XAF. 

Our investment package includes:

  • Legalization of Business
  • Initial training of trainers
  • Virtual learning environment
  • All study material
  • One-year marketing support
  • School Management software
  • Strategic Partnerships

Potential franchisees will need at least:

  • A training facility with a capacity of 40 spaces,
  • A team of at least 3 trainers

Franchise locations:

Franchise opportunities are open in all Regions of Cameroon, except the Littoral Region. 

Got a question? Give us a call on +237 674890776