Foundation empowers less privileged at anniversary
About 1,000,000-worth of sewing machines, cash gifts of N50,000 each were given out to the underprivileged at the Bola Oyebade Foundation’s (BOF) third anniversary, at Rotary Centre, GRA, Ikeja.
According to Oyebade, the non-governmental organization, incorporated in Nigeria since 2016, has since been working with local partners around the country to economically strengthen members of the society.
“The origin of the foundation is rooted in the deep belief of the founder and trustee chairman, Bola Oyebade, that every human being must have sustainable economic substances to cater for themselves and be sufficiently endowed to cater for the weak, poor and infirmed members of the society. By providing avenues through established contacts, government agencies, and the organized private sector, the foundation intends to gradually grow a community of self-empowered people,” he said.
The chairman declared areas such as sustainable mechanised agro-business, vocational training, micro-credit scheme and entrepreneurial mentorship as plans for the future.
He disclosed that within the three years, the foundation had been able to empower youths and women in various communities with 15 units of sewing machines; 10 barbing kits; five units of industrial machines, five units of pepper grinding machines, empowered 50 petty traders in 10 communities while the foundation had also trained skilled and unskilled young entrepreneurs on snail farming and value chain process to agro-business.
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