SEOF Empowers Pioneer Graduates Of Its Skills Acquisition Scheme


On the 30th of August, 2013, the SEOF sent forth the pioneer batch of its Skills acquisition programme, marking their graduation from their various trainings. The event took place at the Foundation's Headquarters, in Irefi Oraifite Anambra State.

The recipients were trained for 6 months in various trades, in line with the foundation's youth empowerment scheme. They acquired useful skills in the areas of catering, mobile phone repairs, hair dressing, generator repairs, sewing etc.

A cheque of N9, 300, 000 (nine million, three hundred thousand naira) was presented to the 93 beneficiaries as seed money to help them set up their own businesses.

The founder of SEOF, Sir Emeka Offor restated that the reason he came up with this initiative in the first place was to minimize crime, and empower youths to be self-reliant. The next batch will commence training next month, and will also be similarly empowered on passing out.

Also, at the occasion the widows' cooperative societies of SEOF were not left out, as the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation shared over 2000 bags of rice to the widows, as is the tradition these past four years.

Rotary International Commemorates Sir Emeka Offor`s Appointment as Polio Ambassador

Sir Offor Displaying the Plaque

On July 30, 2013, Sir Emeka Offor, the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Chrome Group and founder of the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), was formally invested as Rotary International Polio Ambassador, the first ever from Nigeria. This took place at an event organised by Rotary International at the International Conference Centre.
The event, which had in attendance the Rotary International President-Elect for 2014, Gary Huang, was also graced by eminent Nigerians, including the Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Honourable Edem Duke, former Nigerian Senate President Ken Nnamani, Former Minister of Environment John Ode, Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) political party, Victor Umeh, and a host of other noteworthy personalities.
Sir Emeka Offor had recently donated $1 million to Rotary International Polio Plus Campaign, to aid in the eradication of the disease. This was not his first donation to the cause, as he has been an active donor, with a prior donation of over $250,000 to the cause, and further donations in the excess of $750,000 to Rotary's three other cardinal projects. The Polio Plus project is now focused on the three remaining countries where Polio remains endemic; Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.
Sir Offor was presented a plaque commemorating his appointment by the Former Rotary International President, Jon Majiyagbe and the President-Elect 2014, Gary Huang. On receiving the commemoration, he thanked Rotary International for the honour bestowed him and reiterated his faith in the success of the project, saying, "Eradication of Polio in Nigeria is doable and together we would be able to achieve it."

SEOF Donates $4,000 To Save Baby Kehinde`s Life

Cheque Presentation

Baby Kehinde Olaniyi was born two months ago in a very bad shape, with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) at the Garki General Hospital, as against his twin Taiye who is in perfect condition. He is also suffering from a case of undescended testicles, inguinal and lumbar hernia, plus Scoliosis, a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side.

Baby Kehinde’s medical condition was brought to the attention of the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), at which she has donated $4000 to help foot the bills for the lad’s medical trip to India. He would be attended to by a team of qualified medical professionals at the Global Hospital in Parel, Mumbai India, where all hopes are high that he would be restored to good health.

When the team from the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation arrived at the Garki hospital, his mother was seen crying profusely, with a disposition that showed she had lost all hopes for the survival of her baby, but for the timely intervention of the foundation.

The young lady Alaba, who just recently concluded her National Youth Service Scheme, was just a transitory acquaintance who took up the baby’s case, and brought it to the attention of SEOF.

Photo above shows Mr. Inno Anoliefo (Liaison Manager SEOF) presenting the cheque to the mother of the child, Mrs. Omowumi Olaniyi

Sir Emeka Offor Honoured As Africa`s Highest Donor To Rotary Foundation; Donates Another $1 Million For Polio Eradication

For his outstanding donations to their causes, Sir Emeka Offor, the Founder of Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), was honoured by Rotary Foundation at a convention which took place in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 22nd to the 26th of June, 2013.
Sir Offor was honoured with a special recognition during the Arch C. Klumph (AKS) dinner for being the highest donor from Africa. AKS is the highest echelon of Rotary Foundation, attained only by those who have donated a minimum of 250,000 USD to its causes. Sir Offor had donated over $1 million USD to the Foundation, which included $250,000 to PolioPlus, its polio eradication campaign.
While delivering a speech during the dinner Sir Offor stunned the hall by announcing yet another donation of $1 million USD for the fight against Polio. Speaking of his motivations, he said, "In Nigeria, many of us have lost friends to polio, but polio should have no place in our world... It is my deepest hope that my financial contribution and work with the Rotary leadership in Nigerians to work together to bring about the final, permanent and irreversible eradication of polio. Together we can make this happen, and we will do so."



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