A non-governmental organisation, the Elizabeth Jack-Rich Aid Foundation (EJAF), has commenced the training of 1,100 women drawn from the 23 local government areas of Rivers State, on various skills.
The Founder of EJAF Dr. Elizabeth Jack-Rich Tein Jr., said at the opening ceremony in Port Harcourt that the vocational/ entrepreneurship training and empowerment programme would cover catering, poultry, fashion designing, make-up, and fish farming, among others.
She said the best way to eradicate poverty in the family and the society in general is to empower women.
Her words: “I want to tell men; the best way to run away from poverty is to empower you wives. I am doing what I am doing today because I was empowered by my husband, Engr. Jack-Rich Tein Jr.
“There is going to be a prize for the best three out of every skills acquisition. I know every woman want to be one of the best three but you can only get the prize if you are one of the best three.
“In the course of the programme, every day, we will be giving out a project and you are going to be judged by the projects to know what you have learnt so far and choose the best. I know that we are all winners and do not want to lose.
Also speaking at the event, the Head, Economic Empowerment, Skills Acquisition and Training, Belemaoil Producing Limited, Mr. Virtue Amachree, thanked the Founder and President of the firm, Engr. Jack-Rich Tein Jr, for creating the platform for people to realise their potentials.