In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility, Nigerian Breweries Plc at the weekend announced the flag-off of the 2022 edition of its Women and Youth Empowerment programme.
A total of 412 beneficiaries, including women and youths from 6 locations – Abuja, Kaduna, Lagos, Abia, Enugu and Ogun states, will benefit from an intensive three-months skills acquisition training, which ends October 30.
Speaking on the launch, the company’s Corporate Affairs Director, Sade Morgan, said through this programme, the company will empower youth and women in the host communities, leading to decent work and economic growth per the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)8.
She said: “As we flag off the 2022 edition of our Youth and Women Empowerment Programme, we look forward to the dividends that this initiative will bring to the various areas where the beneficiaries live. Based on the success of the previous editions of the programme, we cannot wait to share the great stories that will inevitably be told about how a new wave of young men and women were able to create economic value for their communities and the society at large.”
Beneficiaries will be trained in 20 skill areas: Confectionery (Baking), Fishery, Beads Making, Wig Making, Cosmetology, Hairdressing, Solar Panel Installation, Mobile Phone repairs, Barbing, Fashion Design, Marketing, Block Molding among others.
The beneficiaries would also receive start-up tools to support their entrepreneurial journey to financial independence upon completion of the 3-month intensive skill acquisition training.