Nigeria’s oil and gas logistics firm, INTELS Nigeria Limited has trained 73 beneficiaries of its Women Empowerment Project Scheme Synergy (WEPSS), raising the number of beneficiaries to 1,700.
WEPSS was established by INTELS in 2013 to empower 5,000 community women.
At the graduation ceremony held at the WEPSS Training Centre, Onne Port in Rivers State at the weekend, INTELS also presented a business support grant of N2 million to the best graduating student and start-up kits to 15 other outstanding graduating students.
The Managing Director of INTELS, Mr Pasquale Fiore, said: “The sole purpose of this programme is to enable women to generate sustainable sources of income to support themselves and their families.
“We are delighted that within the eight years of its operation, WEPSS has successfully trained over 1,700 women, many of whom are presently earning a living from the skills acquired from the WEPSS Training Centre,” he said.