Whitefield, Coca Cola, Sterling One Foundations To Equip 60,000 Youths, Women
Whitefield Foundation has partnered with Coca-Cola Foundation, Sterling One Foundation, and other parties to equip at least 60,000 youths and women across Nigeria with employability, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills in a bid to make the beneficiaries self-reliant. The strategic partnership is also supported by Sterling Bank, the official banking partner of the project, Kano State Ministry for Youths and Sports, MSME Africa and the Capstone
Speaking at the media launch in Lagos recently, Mrs Funmi Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Whitefield Foundation, explained that the NGO was set up to eradicate poverty through empowerment, adding that in 2019 the organisation soared because of support from The Coca-Cola Foundation.
The CEO noted that the EQUIP 60,000 is an innovative hybrid approach to empowerment, to address the unemployment gap. The program focuses on helping to achieve 5 of the SDG Goals including Zero Hunger, No Poverty, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth and Partnerships to achieve the Goals.
As part of the initiative, the Whitefield Foundation has opened a virtual portal and a WhatsApp number: www.equipwhitefieldfoundation.ng and 09057540000, respectively, to enable applicants to apply. The foundation is targeting 60,000 to 100,000 applicants by the end of December, after which the portal will be closed for the training to commence on January 3, 2022.