Nigeria: HOSEI Awards Scholarships to 100 Youths

Human of Substance Empowerment Initiative (HOSEI) in Nigeria has awarded scholarships to at least 100 needy youths and victims of domestic violence in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Development Diaries reports that the nonprofit announced the names of the beneficiaries during its tenth anniversary in Ibadan on Sunday.

Presenting the scholarships, HOSEI President, Abiade Abiola, said that the beneficiaries will be trained in photography, graphics designs, tailoring, baking, hairdressing, and other skills of their choice free of charge.

‘We have partnerships with standard organisations that teach our beneficiaries these skills’, Abiola said.

‘We also follow up the skill acquisition scheme with different mentorship and mentoring programmes.

‘During the six-month scholarship, they will be exposed to leadership skills through regular lectures, workshops, conferences and seminars’.

Abiola said that the NGO had supported the first nine sets of beneficiaries with start-up kits and financial assistance after their graduation.

One of the beneficiaries, Courage Afemije, said that his foundation and success in the marketing industry began at HOSEI when he was given a scholarship to learn graphic design.

Another beneficiary, Esther Olaleye, said being a beneficiary of HOSEI to learn beads and jewelry making started a great journey in her life.

She stated that HOSEI also opened the door to a scholarship for him to obtain tertiary education.

It is understood that the occasion also featured presentation of awards to the beneficiaries’ trainers and mentors.

Photo source: Human of Substance Empowerment Initiative


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