Don Lulu Foundation, a non-government organization, through its Rural Youth and Women Development Programme (RYAWDP) has empowered 600 Women and Youths in Abia State in its bid to alleviate poverty in the society.
The 600 beneficiaries, who received their certificates yesterday, in Umuahia – after undergone 6 months intensive training in Agro skills – were “mobilized and assisted to set up their own farms”.
The colorful graduation ceremony, which took place at the palace of the Oba of Ekeoba in Ohuhu land, Umuahia Abia State – was graced by people from all walks of life.
In a social media post, Mr. Mayor Lucky Igbokwe aka Don Lulu, a philanthropist and an entertainment mogul – founder of the Foundation, said he is so happy to have put smiles on the faces of the indigent Abia citizens.
According to him, the empowerment was made possible through the six hundred million Naira (N600,000,000,00) mobilized by donors via the Don Lulu Foundation to assist and empower rural women and Youths in the state.
In the statement, Don Lulu noted that yesterday’s graduands are the first batch of the programme, assuring that other batches will come next.
The statement read, thus: “Results of the 600million naira which was mobilized in June by donors to develop and empower rural women and youths in Abia state via the Don Lulu Foundation have started to bear fruit as the first batch of no fewer than 600 graduands received certificates and empowerment tools in a colorful ceremony at the palace of the Oba of Ekeoba in Ohuhu land, Umuahia Abia state.
“In the photos, are sections of the over 600 happy beneficiaries of the Don Lulu Foundation (DLF) Rural Youth and Women Development Programme (RYAWDP) through Agriculture, trainees, after their 6 months intensive training on various identified agro
“They were also mobilized and assisted to set up their own farms.
“It’s my little contribution to the good people of Abia state to help alleviate and elevate themselves and families from biting poverty.
“I’m also grateful to God that we could touch lives and put smiles on their faces.
“I’m most specially grateful to the Oba of Ekeoba who provided hectares of free land to kickstart the initiative. Hopefully, we intend to spread the joy across the 3 senatorial zones in the state.
“Thanks to all the royal fathers who were present and gave us their moral support, the supportive trainers, coordinators and everyone else involved in this
May God bless us all.
See below photos from the graduation ceremony.