Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart programme a CSR initiative of the Intafact Beverages Limited has empowered 40 budding entrepreneurs with the sum of 82 million naira. The initiative which started in 2016 is in its 2nd edition. The programme is targeted at young Nigerians residing in the participating states: Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo states. This year’s journey started with over 5000 persons as 5,024 applications were received. But based on the strength of the business proposals submitted, 130 successful applicants were shortlisted for a one week rigorous training after which applicants submitted their business plans to a panel of judges who carefully scrutinized the business plans to arrive at the 40 lucky awardees.
Speaking at the award ceremony, which took place in Dolly Hills Hotels Onitsha, the governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano thanked Intafact Beverages for its brilliant initiative and encouraged the awardees to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart Programme.
The Chairman of Intafact Hero’s Foundation, His Majesty, Nnaemeka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha who was also present at the award ceremony said through the Intafact Hero’s Foundation programme, Intafact has empowered Nigerian youths to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of Nigeria.The awardees expressed their gratitude to Intafact Beverages for the opportunity to pursue their dreams, saying the funds and 12 month long mentorship would go a long way to setting up and expanding their businesses.
David Ekwueme the overall winner who got the N3, 000,000 grand prize for the expansion of his business said he would be eternally grateful to the Intafact Hero’s Foundation for such a remarkable life changing platform.
Frank D Don was the compere for the day and he did a good job thrilling the guests with rib cracking jokes.