Non-Governmental Organization Trains 1000 UNIZIK Students On Entrepreneurship
By Our Correspondent
A Non-Governmental Organization, Been There Foundation has trained over 1000 students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) on entrepreneurship and personal development.
The workshop tagged ‘Hope Project 1.0 Southeast’, with the theme, “Surviving the Present Day Nigeria”, is part of the Foundation’s drive to equip Nigerian students with requisite skills to overcome present economic and social challenges in the country.
Addressing the participants at the training workshop which was held at ASUU Secretariat, UNIZIK Campus in Awka, the Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Kassy Nwamara, emphasized on the students’ need for vocational, entrepreneurial, and financial support to overcome their challenges in this present day Nigeria.
Nwamara, who is also the Managing Director of Homland Group, a real estate company, promised to give empowerment, scholarships and other entrepreneurship support for the students’ economic development.
While revealing that the program is self-sponsored, Nwamara called for collaboration from donor agencies, international organizations and stakeholders in the education sector to impart the lives of students in Nigeria.
On his part, the Chairman, Council of Departmental Presidents, UNIZIK, Comr. Chris Ukoh, said that the skills bequeathed to the students would put them on the path to financial freedom.
Ukoh, who organized the event on behalf of the Foundation, revealed that students from over 102 departments in the institution were involved in the workshop.
Ukoh noted that “The Hope project has saved a lot of lives, helped students to acquire skills and make legitimate money for themselves. This project is driven by the desire to strengthen the weak and restore Hope to the helpless.
“I commend the leadership of the Been There Foundation for coming here to build the minds of students towards socio-economic development.”
Also speaking, the President of UNIZIK Student Union Government, Charles Ijeoma, encouraged the students to cultivate the habit of hard work and determination, which are keys to success.
The training workshop has been slated to also hold in Lagos and Uyo respectively.