Breaking the cycle of poverty

The Foundation was created to break the harsh cycle of poverty by organizing various programs and activities to teach the value of self-empowerment and improvement.

Who We Are

The idea of the Foundation was conceived by Michael and George Etomi.
They were born in Ilesha, Osun state and spent their early years in Okrika, Rivers State in the Niger Delta region of southern Nigeria.

They were struck by the abject poverty, environmental neglect and hopelessness among the community’s youth that had not existed in their childhood. The experience inspired Michael and George to be catalysts in breaking the cycle of despair, poverty and crime in their homeland.

Mike Etomi
George Etomi

What We Do


— Skills Acquisition Program

The skills acquisition program is the Foundation’s flagship program. Every year, funds are provided in form of scholarship for the people of Okrika to acquire necessary life skills.


— Panel Sessions/Mentoring

Born out of the desire to motivate and inspire young girls, the foundation launched the Panel Sessions/Mentoring program targeted at female undergraduates of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.


— Graduate HSE Program

The MGE Graduate Health, Safety and Environmental course is a 6 weeks program sponsored by the Foundation for graduates who are seeking to acquire the HSE 1 & 2 certificates as an added advantage to their 1st degree.


— Community Sports and Recreation

The Foundation donates sportswear to schools in Okrika for recreational use and during sports events.

Impact Stories

Odikibiebuma Gift Tamunodiepriye - HSE Training

In time past I was not able to apply for a any job that required HSE but from the concluded HSE course which was sponsored by M&G Etomi Foundation I am now certified in HSE 1, 2, 3 & this has given me opportunities to apply in the oil & gas sector which I wasn’t able to do before now. 

Helen Samuel - Catering & Hotel Management

I am thankful to the foundation for giving me a meaningful platform. I never imagined that I would become the first ”CHEF” in my family doing little, little catering contracts around my community and this I acquired through the skills given by M&G Etomi Foundation.

Foundation Activities


Transforming Lives Through Skills Development

As part of activities to mark the 2022/2023 Skills Acquisition Graduation Programme, the M&G Etomi Foundation graduated thirty-two beneficiaries in their various skill of choice and gave out start-up packs. The start-up packs include Sewing machines, Oven gas cookers, Cameras

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Skills Acquisition Graduation/Start-up Pack Presentation Ceremony

Skills Acquisition Graduation/Start-up Pack Presentation Ceremony

M&G Etomi Foundation held another batch of its skills acquisition graduation/start-up pack presentation ceremony. Thirty youths emerged from Fashion & Design, Photography, Catering, Hotel Management and the Graduate Trainee Program, Health, Safety and Environmental Professional certification, respectively. In attendance were

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