4th December 2022
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 11:32 am Meet the 2022 shortlisted authors for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • 5:13 am 6 African startups among World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2022 cohort
  • 1:01 pm Canadian Based NGO GoldenKes Foundation holds First Empowerment Program in Nigeria 
  • 5:38 am Meet the 6 Africans shortlisted for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
  • 7:49 am Facebook invests in fibre optic cables to improve internet access in Edo State

Goldenkes foundation is launching its pioneer empowerment programme which aims to lift people out of poverty. This inaugural initiative will be taking place in Warri Nigeria where more than 10 participants will attend a training programme fully paid for by the foundation. The two day programme holding on the 5th and 6th of May, 2022 will train people from underserved communities in Delta state on how to make local Nigerian confectioneries and pastries. Participants will learn important principles for starting, marketing and operating a confectionery shop. This course has been developed to meet high industry standards.

According to the founder Ekes Isibor, “we want to make sure that people have the practical skills to make some income for themselves. We want to empower them to start their own businesses with the skills they learn during the course of the training. That’s why we chose the first initiative to focus on trading and service activities.” One thing to note about this sort of training is that the skills acquired are for life. They are foundational.

The Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics reports that 40 percent of the total population, or almost 83 million people, live below the country’s poverty line of 137,430 naira ($381.75) per year. This is why Goldenkes foundation is focusing on alleviating poverty by developing the financial ability of individuals. Indeed, the foundation is contributing its quota to ensuring that people are able to lead decent lives.

Goldenkes foundation has as its mission to empower youths and young adults from rural and suburban parts of Nigeria live above abject poverty. It aims at providing trainings and educational supports to serve the people who need them most. The foundation believes in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. 

Desert Bloom Advisory is proud to be a consultant partner of this laudable initiative.

To register for this training, please click on this link or visit www.goldenkesfoundation.com  

Ides Ofune

Ides Ofune is currently a PhD Student at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on civil society and accountability in improving the quality of education. She is the founder of Desert Bloom Initiative and editor of Desert Bloom Advisory. Ides is very passionate about education and creating an inclusive society. She speaks French and English fluently. She can be reached at info@desertbloomadvisory.com