GEM AFRICA: STUDENTS BODY LAUD NOLLYWOOD STAR FOR HER GIRL-CHILD MENTORSHIP INITIATIVE♥
National Associationof Akwa Ibom State Students (NAAKISS) University of Uyo Chapter, lauded Nollywood star actor, Ini Edo on her girl-child empowerment project, which saw the sponsorship of female students in tertiary institutions in the Niger Delta for an all expense paid digital skills training.
The students, led by NAAKIS Uniuyo chapter President, Amb. Etimbuk Obohoso presented a beautiful portrait to Miss. Edo who is also the Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Culture and Tourism.
Tagged Girls Empowerment and Mentoring Scheme (GEMS), GEM is Ini Edo’s effort to discover, train and mentor young aspiring female leaders and entrepreneurs with digital skills for economic advancement and financial liberty.
Young and ambitious women are being equipped with Digital Skills to take on their world. With the project, Ini is setting a stage for young women using the initiative to reach thousands of women across Africa, a charity she started at her home state, Akwa Ibom and a gesture that motivated the students to give their widow’s mite to the multiple award winning movie star.
Receiving the artwork, elated Ini was all smiles. She expressed great pleasure in their show of kindness and thanked the student leaders for deciding to convey their appreciation with the gift.
Also present was the Special Assistant to Akwa Ibom State Governor on Entrepreneurial Development, Mrs Meflyn Anwana pledged Her continued support for the student ecosystem and eulogized the students for engaging an active ecosystem in their community, while emphasizing the place of capacity development, skills acquisition and mentorship in the achievement of their entrepreneurial goals.
Comrade Etimbuk also revealed plans to unveil more training programs for the Student Entrepreneurial Hub team. He was accompanied by the Emeritus Vice President NAOAS Worldwide Comr. Glory.