They were trained on entrepreneurship skills such as ICT, photography, video-editing, barbing, digital marketing, among others.
Speaking at the graduation at the Igboeze North Council Headquarters at Enugu-Ezike Community, Country Director of Baywood Foundation, Mr Chukwudi Ojielo, appreciated the programme funder, the Coca-Cola Foundation for believing in the empowerment of youths
The country director said that 33 out of the 200 graduating youths, who performed exceptionally well in their various field of trainings, would be given ‘seed grant’.
The Chairman of Igboeze North Council Area, Chief Ejike Itodo, expressed gratitude to the Coca-Cola and Baywood Foundations for selecting and executing the brilliant empowerment programme for youths in the council area.
Itodo, who was represented by the Secretary of the council, Mr Paul Odo, said: “I believe in the anticipated great impact of this entrepreneurship programme.
“Our youths have been empowered and I look forward to the great transformation this programme will make in their lives in sometime to come”.
One of the graduating youths, Miss Jennifer Eze, thanked both foundations for the ample opportunity given to youths in Igboeze North to acquire entrepreneurial skills to be productive and self-reliant.
Another graduating youth, Mr Tony Okafor, appreciated Coca-Cola and Baywood Foundations for adding value to his life and gave an assurance to utilise the skill he learnt to double his influence and income in life.
The project is providing the seed grant of between N45,000 and N60,000 to 100 exceptionally-performed youths among the 600 participants measuring from their attendance, learning and innovative capacity during the training.