Today history was made as amiable youthful Ugwumba Uche Nwosu flaged off Empowerment programme for Imo youths.
The event took place at Imo Trade & Investment Centre where several Imo youths turned out in their large numbers from various zones for the official flag off ceremony of the empowerment programe powerred by Ezihe Foundations.
The programme would last for two weeks afterwhich certificate would be issued to participants. The participants would also be given finance to start up after the training.
The Ugwumba Uche Nwosu Youths Skill Acquisition Empowerment Programs would have more than 500 as beneficiaries. They are to be trained on Welding,Interior Decor, Fashion Designing, Bead Making, Catering Services, Detergents Production etc.
Members of Ugwumba Vanguard, Ugwumba Movment, Believe Movement, Ugwumba Creative Club and other groups that are piloting affairs at various LGA were on ground to lend their support to this great project.
Anchoring the programme today was no other than the newly appointed EA to the Governor on ICT Ekwe Scott Ekwe.
Also present includes DG Ezihe Foundation , Engr Ekene Nobert- State Facilitator Ugwumba Creativity Club, Anokwute Uzoma Director of Protocol to COS/ Publisher Stone Magazine, the Vice Chairman Owerri Municipal, Rochas Pikin : SA to the Governor on Social Media.
According to him "this is the first time in the history of Imo state that a political office holder would single-handedly empower directly, these number of youths as seen in the pictures.
Onye nwere Ugwumba Uche Nwosu Nwere Mmadu "
A lot of econiums, acclodes was showered on Ugwumba Uche Nwosu for this great initiative.
In an exclusive post made on social media, Hon Simple Iheanyi Ugorji said his views on skills acquisition:
"The link between skills acquisition, job creation and employment cannot be over emphasized. Economic growth is necessary for sustained reduction of poverty, but how far the growth process succeeds in creating productive employment opportunities, including self employment for members of the population living in poverty depends entirely on their ability to seize employment opportunities or maximize their potential for self employment available to them.
Employment generating strategies must therefore be harnessed to reduce poverty and accelerate the local economic growth process. Vocational learning is the form of education that enables adults to acquire “practical, hands -on “skills sets that can be turned into a viable vocation."
Speaking too is Mr Ikechukwu Anyanwu, a leadership blogger. Who took time to appreciate Ugwumba Uche Nwosu
" On behlaf of Face of Arise Afrika team, we wish to say a big thank you to the Grand Commander of Youth Empowerment for always going all the way for the youths.
We use to hear that youths are leaders of tomorrow. But with you, we are very much closer to that come 2019."
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