In a quest to fulfill its vision of providing shelter and basic needs to children and women in our society, Elfreeda Rochas Foundation recently graduated and empowered thirty indigent women who have been camped in its facility in Owerri, Imo State for forty days tagged The Elfreeda Startup.
The atmosphere of the cake testing and graduation event was filled with mixed feelings as graduating women took turns in sharing stories of how their lives have been transformed by the Elfreeda Startup programme. The beneficiaries could not hold back tears as each of them left the programme with baking items like ovens, bags of baking floor, rice, cash to help startup easily.
His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha charged the beneficiary to make good use of the opportunity and the items presented to them. The Founder of Elfreeda Rochas Foundation, Mrs Uloma Rocha Nwosu reassured the beneficiaries of continuous support to ensure that the business blossom.
The Elfreeda Startup is a training and skill acquisition programme of Elfreeda Rochas Foundation which has selected thirty from hundreds of indigent women. On arrival, the women were accommodated at the foundation’s facility for forty days where they were fed daily, clothed and trained on different skills like cake and snacks baking, make-up and financial management. Upon graduation, they are empowered with Items and Startup funds to enable them grow their businesses