Intafact Hero’s Foundation Rewards new set of budding Entrepreneurs

The Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart Programme; a CSI initiative of Intafact Beverages Limited has just concluded its 2nd award ceremony which rewarded 40 budding entrepreneurs’ with the sum of eighty two million naira.

Now in its second year, the Intafact Hero’s Foundation continues to promote and instill a culture of entrepreneurship among Nigerian youths to enable them reach their full potentials via the intensive training, seed capital and mentoring provided through its Kickstart programme.

Whilst welcoming guests to the award ceremony, the Chairman of Intafact Hero’s Foundation, His Majesty, Nnaemeka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha noted that “through Intafact Hero’s Foundation- CSI programme, it has empowered Nigerian youths to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of Nigeria especially as the programme has been expanded to accommodate more states such as Benue, Delta and Edo beyond the five south Eastern States which the programme started with”.

Speaking also at the event, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano encouraged the youths and awardees to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart Programme. He posited that “to become a successful entrepreneur, you must be passionate about your craft, resilient and disciplined, especially in the face of the current economic challenges. You must be ready to push ahead with the same strength, focus and vision that brought you to this point, and be ready to always go the extra mile and create value”. Governor Obiano, said his government has always empowered the youth and shall continue to do so while encouraging other companies to emulate Intafact Beverages Ltd.

His Majesty Nnaemeka Achebe, CFR, mni, welcoming the Governor of Anambra State His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano at the Award Ceremony of Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart Programme

Awardees receiving their cheques at the Award Ceremony of Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart Programme

Aluchuru Chukwunonso a recipient of the programme with the Governor of Anambra State His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano at the presentation of his cheque at the Award Ceremony of Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart Programme

Regional Director AB InBev and also a Trustee of the Foundation, Godwin Oche said that the Intafact Hero’s Foundation Programme is in line with AB InBev’s desire to deliver on its sustainable development objectives by helping to nurture prosperous and healthy communities. He also called on the successful awardees to use the grants they have received judiciously to grow their businesses. Explaining the programme further, he said: “in order to assist the awardees actualise their dreams, they will be mentored and guided for a period of one year by mentors, seasoned in the field of business and entrepreneurship”.

The awardees who had earlier received rigorous and intensive business training in June 2017 at the Business School of the Nnamdi Azikwe, University, Awka expressed their gratitude to Intafact Beverages for the opportunity to pursue their dreams, saying the funds would go a long way to setting up and expanding their businesses.

Aluchuru Chukwunonso, one of the recipients’ who got three million naira for his paper production business said he would be eternally grateful to the Intafact Hero’s Foundation for making his lifelong dream to become a reality.

Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart Programme is Intafact Beverages Limited Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative. It is aimed at instilling a culture of entrepreneurship among the Nigeria youths with emphasis on the following states: Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo States, by encouraging them to develop their big ideas into sustainable businesses or expand their existing businesses through the provision of material and financial support. The Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart program is open to Nigerians between 18 to 35 years of age who live or have their business within in Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Edo, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.

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One Response to Intafact Hero’s Foundation Rewards new set of budding Entrepreneurs

  1. Christiana says:

    This is a wonderful one. I hope the winners use their winnings well. More power to Intafact

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