M&G Etomi Foundation an apolitical non-governmental and non for profit organization committed to poverty alleviation among Okrika indigenes, one family at a time. This commitment is in line with its vision to serve as the leading organization that facilitates change and develops sustainable programs, primarily within the Niger Delta communities and expanding to other parts of Nigeria.
The skills acquisition program, which is the flagship program of the foundation held a second edition of its graduation ceremony on the 19th of July 2019 at the Foundation office located at 30 Freetown Street in Port Harcourt.
This batch recorded 18 graduates in Health Safety and Environmental HSE 1, 2 & 3 and Catering and Hotel Management. The event was chaired by His Royal Highness Serena Dokubo-Spiff, also in attendance was Mr.Eugene Abels, Mrs Sarah Dikibo Mrs. Cordelia Spiff and Dr Precious Omuku. It was an honor to have the presence of the vice president of M&G Etomi Foundation, Mr George Etomi, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wakirike Development Coalition, Sir Daibi Selema at the event.
All the beneficiaries went away with start-up packs in the form of Oven gas cookers and baking items to enable them become successful entrepreneurs. The beneficiaries were resourced to convert the acquired skills into service to the public with the intention to make it a steady source of income.
George Etomi while giving his remarks appealed to the beneficiaries to remember that life must challenge them but the resolve to succeed lies with them. He also enjoined them that must learn to help those less fortunate around them.