ACE organizes business empowerment for women

ACE organizes business empowerment for women

By Yemi Esho, Abuja

A non-profit making organisation, the Assisting, Caring and Empowering (ACE) Charity, Abuja whose core objective is sustaining, realizing and making differences in the lives of Africans has organized the second phase of its Business Empowerment Program for Women (BEPW) in the nation’s capital.

According to Kiki James, the chief executive officer, and founder, ACE, the four women have begun four months journey to becoming a more skilled and knowledgeable personnel. She said the ladies were carefully selected among other applicants because of their outstanding passion for tailoring and drive to become entrepreneurs.

James added that all beneficiaries will be given sewing machines they have been learning with along with certificates of participation.

In the same vein, ACE charity is in partnership with The Future is Her is set to train ladies between the ages of 18 and 23 to code. The initiative was borne out of the need to gradually bridge the huge gap between the ratio of men to women in technology. This initiative also aims to empower technological savvy women with the 21st-century skill necessary to compete with their male counterparts in technology.

 The three months training which will commence in January 2018 will afford the young ladies the skill needed to compete globally with their counterparts around the world and contribute to Nigeria’s technological development. The participants according to the organizer will enjoy the luxury of being presented with new laptops to practice and to master.

“We are into things that will lift the less privileged in the society and make them feel wanted. On November 20 this year, under what we tagged from classroom to boardroom as part of activities marking the International Children’s day, with the theme #KidsTakeOver, children from Maitama Model Primary School were brought together by Transcorp Hilton Abuja and ACE Charity for celebration. These are part of our contributions to address the plight of the underprivileged children in the society”, James stated during an interview with AljazirahNigeria.

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