Wakirike Development Coalition LTD/GTE is an apolitical, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation committed to lifting the Okrika man and woman out of poverty on the road to prosperity, one family at a time. To achieve this, the Coalition has been involved in community based projects such as Skills Acquisition, Micro-finance, Medical Outreach, Infrastructural Development, and our newest initiative the Wakirike Education Trust Fund (WETF) amongst others.
Our Skills Acquisition Project:
The Okrika Local Government Council, under the Chairmanship of Hon. Tamuno Williams in Partnership with the Wakirke Development Coalition in 2013, flagged off the Skills Acquisition programme. Thirty-two male and female youths were trained in different skills such as, Computer Appreciation and Advanced training, Catering and Hotel Management, Fashion and Design, Safety and Security Management.
- In March 2015, M&G Etomi Foundation in partnership with Wakirike Development Coalition sponsored training for youths in various skills. Seventeen youths from the nine towns in Okrika benefited from this scheme, they have been trained in Fashion & Design, Safety & Electrical Installation and Catering & Hotel Management.
- On the 19th of August 2016, a graduation and certificate presentation ceremony was held for the seventeen trainees at the coalition office in Port Harcourt. Start-up packs were presented to the trainees, to enable them become self-employed. The graduands of Catering and Hotel Management received gas cookers with ovens, the Fashion and Design trainees all went away with sewing machines, while the Safety and Electrical Installation trainees were presented with their certificates.
It was our honour to have in attendance the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Okrika Local Government Council, Hon Bipingoka E. Jackbara, and Our Partners from Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA), Okrika Born Lawyers Association (OBL), Trustees and Members of the Coalition.