Orim’s GFO Orim Foundation Empowers 45 Cross Riverians with Business Startup Kits

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…Foundation’s Empowerment Program Targets Youth, Women in Bekwara, Obanliku, and Obudu

 

Martins Orim has reiterated his commitment to empowering constituents and emphasized his pet project’s mission to teach people how to fish rather than simply giving them bread. Orim highlighted the long-term impact of skill empowerment in providing sustainable livelihoods for individuals and communities NEGROIDHAVEN has garnered.

Martin Orim’s GFO Orim Foundation recently conducted its Sixth Edition Empowerment Program in collaboration with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), providing training and business startup kits to 45 individuals from Cross River state. The event, recently held at the Obudu Council Secretariat, focused on empowering youth and women from the Bekwara, Obanliku, and Obudu Federal Constituencies.

The program featured the distribution of business startup kits to 35 young teen mothers and at-risk girls specializing in beauty care, as well as 15 individuals trained in solar installation. Chief Orim, Chairman of the Foundation, emphasized the importance of skill empowerment in creating wealth and urged beneficiaries to utilize their acquired skills for success.

Highlighting the Foundation’s commitment to assisting the less privileged and curbing youth involvement in crime, Chief Orim stressed the significance of empowering individuals with practical skills. He expressed gratitude to the Voice Foundation for their support in beneficiary selection and encouraged ongoing monitoring of progress.

Hon Engr Thomas Aruku, Chairman of the event, commended Chief Orim’s consistency in organizing the empowerment program over six consecutive years. He praised the program for restoring hope to beneficiaries and pledged mentorship and support to facilitate their success.

Engr Sulieman, Director of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), underscored the importance of the rigorous three-month training provided to beneficiaries and urged them to positively impact society with their newfound skills.

Attendees, including Deputy Speaker Hon Sylvester Agabi Jnr, Bekwara Community Relations Officer Patrick Oko, and APC Chapter Chairman Hilary Ibli, lauded Chief Orim’s developmental initiatives and encouraged beneficiaries to pray for his continued success in reducing crime and poverty in society.

Mr Okaku Isaac, a beneficiary, expressed gratitude to Chief Orim for transforming lives through empowerment, emphasizing the significance of self-employment in combating poverty.

In his remarks, Chief Martins Orim reiterated his commitment to empowering constituents and emphasized the Foundation’s mission to teach people how to fish rather than simply giving them bread. He highlighted the long-term impact of skill empowerment in providing sustainable livelihoods for individuals and communities.