By Princewill Ekwujuru
INTAFACT Hero’s Foundation has kick-started its annual activity aimed at empowering youths between 18 to 35 years of age with ingenuous business ideas.
Godwin Oche, General Manager, Intafact Beverages, said in a press briefing that adequate preparations have been put in place to ensure that the second edition is bigger and better than the previous edition.
Typical youth empowerment programme
“The Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart is a CSI initiative uniquely focused on helping the youths to build their future. Our plan is to continue to tackle obstacles to entrepreneurship such as ambitious measures to facilitate start-ups and new businesses, improve access to finance, and give the incentives to inspire niche business ideas from young people,” he said.
Oche explained that the process is simple and straightforward. “Applications are received and screened rigorously by experts. The successful applicants are trained on business rudiments and then given seed capital to either start up their proposed business ventures or expand existing ones.
For prudent business management and good returns, the new beneficiaries are closely mentored and coached over the next one year. The end product is the reward for applicants who submitted outstanding and implementable business proposals,” he added.
Commenting further, Oche said: “ This initiative focuses on helping young people to imbibe the culture of entrepreneurship and to build their businesses from ideation to actualisation. This year, the Foundation will collate entries from Monday, 20th March till Friday, 28th April at the designated centers across the states as well as our online medium.”