GEM Africa: Students Body Laud Ini Edo over Mentorship Initiative

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The National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students (NAAKISS), University of Uyo Chapter, have lauded Nollywood star actress, Ini Edo on her girl-child empowerment project which saw the sponsorship of female students in tertiary institutions in the Niger Delta  on an all-expense paid digital skills training.

The students, led by NAAKIS Uniuyo chapter President, Amb. Etimbuk Obohoso presented a beautiful portrait to Miss. Edo who is also the Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Culture and Tourism.

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Tagged “Girls Empowerment and Mentoring Scheme” (GEMS), GEM is Ini Edo’s effort to discover, train and mentor young aspiring female leaders and entrepreneurs with digital skills for economic advancement and financial liberty.

Young and ambitious women are being equipped with Digital Skills to take on their world. With the project, Ini is setting a stage for young women using the initiative to reach thousands of women across Africa, a charity she started at her home state, Akwa Ibom and a gesture which has motivated students to give their widow’s mite to the multiple award-winning movie star.

Receiving the artwork, elated Ini was all smiles. She expressed great pleasure in their show of kindness and thanked the student leaders for deciding to convey their appreciation with the gift.

Also present was the Special Assistant to Akwa Ibom State Governor on Entrepreneurial Development, Mrs Meflyn Anwana who pledged her continued support for the students eulogized them students for engaging an active ecosystem in their community, while emphasizing the place of capacity development, skills acquisition and mentorship in the achievement of their entrepreneurial goals.

Comrade Etimbuk also revealed plans to unveil more training programs for the Student Entrepreneurial Hub team. He was accompanied by the Emeritus Vice President NAOAS Worldwide Comr. Glory.

Credit: Nelson Nseabasi