600 Women Get Skills Acquisition Training
A total of 600 women drawn from the 23 local government areas of Rivers State are benefiting from the two-weeks vocational Entrepreneurship training and Empowerment Programme organized by the Elizabeth Jack-Rich Aid Foundation, in collaboration with the NNPC/ Belema Oil Joint Venture (JV) and Belema Aid Foundation.
Speaking during the opening ceremony last Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the founder of Elizabeth jack-Rich Aid foundation, Mrs. Elizabeth Jack – Rich Tein called on the menfolk to empower their women for a better society, pointing out that the programme was as a result of the empowerment given to her by her husband, Engr. Jack-Rich Tein (Jnr.).
She declared that empowering a woman was the best thing in life and hinted that the best three graduands from the various skills would be given a special empowerment package from her as a way to encourage them.
She enjoined all to take the training serious as to better their lives and others wished them the best of luck.
Also speaking, the External Affairs Manager of Belema Oil Producing, Mr. Samuel Abel-Jumbo hinted that a similar programme was flagged-off in Abuja on Monday with a total of 500 people in training, thereby bringing the total number 1,100, stating that at the end of the programme starter packs would be given to the women.
In their separate speeches, the head, Economic Empowerment, Skills Acquisition and Training, Belema oil, Port Harcourt, Mr. Virtue Amachree and Dr (Mrs.) Caroline described the training as unique as it would enable the women to know where they Are going and how to get there, describing it as a step in the right direction.
The expressed delight with the sponsors as it would give the women opportunity to acquire talent and create fund for empowerment and thanked the initiators for the gesture, while enjoining the trainees not to give up but learn their skills fast.
Some of the beneficiaries have expressed gratitude to the foundation for the training, assuring that it the end of the programme, they would make good use of the exercise.
Soberekon Laura of Computer Appreciation, Niebari Sam of catering and Tina Ekine of Hair Dressing said the training will impact a lot on them, adding that they will apply what they learnt into practice and better their lives by establishing business outfit.