From Okwe Obi Abuja
More than 1,000 youths are going to be trained in shoe making, fashion design, real estate and make-up to tackle the ever-increasing unemployment problem in the country.
The brand is funded by Mehrat Abu, winner of the 2022 Aso International beauty pageant.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja recently, Abu said she will use the money she earns from the pageant to help the community.
A graduate of Language and Communication Studies from the University of Calabar, this initiative inspired her to positively impact her life through the inspiration of her late mother.
“I prioritize education. I like people to know their environment. By education, I mean helping people gain knowledge that will help them in their careers, whether it’s real estate, a fashion designer, or a public relations strategist.”
“So I use this platform to educate people on these three different aspects that I’m involved in.
“In fashion, I’m looking for sponsorships and collaborations to encourage as many people as I can to learn this craft.
“I’m targeting the youth, especially the high school dropouts, because our youth already know that they can make something for themselves, it’s better for them than to be used as a tool for evil,” she said. he said.
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She added, “We will hire about a thousand youths from government high schools and orphanages who are in demand in fashion design, real estate and manpower. Train them in such areas.
He said the pilot program will start in December and is designed to benefit youths in Abuja, Lagos and Cross River states, while other states will benefit from subsequent packages.
The model started her modeling career in 2014 by registering with a modeling agency in Cross River State and participated in the first beauty pageant, Cross River Most Beautiful Woman.
She revealed that she never made it to the top ten or won any crowns, and the experience shaped her modeling journey, after which she did modeling commercials.
In the year In 2017, she competed for Miss Goodwill Ambassador in Abuja and came first and reigned as the queen for two years.
On what she feels about being a beauty queen, contrary to what many believe is a ticket to beautify, she said, “Being a beauty queen is an office to work and serve humanity, this woman has given her an opportunity to be inspired. People and also be inspired.