Abisal Foundation To Empower 50 Youth In Ibadan Through Training On Wealth Creation, Food Processing, Others
By Adewale Owoade
Ms. Omowumi Dauda, the Director of Abisal Foods Foundation, has disclosed her readiness to empower no fewer than 50 youth of Sukuru Village, located at Lagelu Local Government Area of Ibadan metropolis, the capital of Oyo state.
Speaking with journalists about the training that was scheduled to hold at Sukuru Village before the end of this month of May, Ms Dauda said, “at Abisal Foods Foundation we believe in making the world a better and conducive environment for everyone to live by giving back to our communities and schools through training and empowerment programmes.”
“We believe so much in training the youths on wealth creation, as well as giving them the technical assistance in agro processing and farming”.
Dauda in her words said, “with the training that have received both locally and internationally and having won many awards including Kick Start Award by international breweries, NASME Challenge Award.
“The Best Dedicated Venture by Global Alliance Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Award, among others, I think there is need for me to invest in our youths with the aim of building lives and promote productivity”.
While speaking on the choice of Sukuru Village for the training, Ms Dauda said, “We choose Sukuru because they are our host community and majority of the youths around here are school dropout.
“But that doesn’t stop them from making it real big in life, though the training is not limited to the youth of this community alone, our target is entire Lagelu Local Government, so, we are expecting participants from all the communities of this local government.
“Some of these youths are jobless, while some of them that are male are riding Okada to meet their daily needs and this has exposed them to various dangers and hazards.
“We at Abisal Foods Foundation felt these set of people can still do better with live, they can still do better for the society, they can still contribute meaningfully to growth and development of our country only if we support them.
“That is why we came up with this idea of organising this kind of training to encourage and empower them to have a better future, because the youth you don’t encouraged and carried along today will be the hoodlums of tomorrow.”
Dauda, an educationist and entrepreneurship development consultant, had BSc in Political Science Education at Ekiti State University, and her Masters in Entrepreneurship Education at University of Ibadan.
She is currently pursuing her PhD in Business Entrepreneurship and Executive Education at University of Ibadan.