No fewer than 350 girls have arrived at Elizade University campus Ilaramokin, in Ifedore Local Government area of Ondo State, for the 2021 edition of BEMORE EMPOWERED INITIATIVE, a summer bootcamp where they would be equipped with various life-changing skills.
This is an initiative of the First Lady of Ondo State, Chief Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu which started in 2017, and has since produced over 1500 girls who were trained in Information Communication Technology, solar energy, making of hygienic liquid products, Art and Design, tying of head gear, cake baking, Make-up, among other life-enhancing skills.
Today marks the start of the fourth edition in Ondo State; participating girls who were sponsored by well-meaning individuals and organisations across the state arrived the camp and underwent medical screening before settling down to their rooms.
The Founder visited the venue for inspection, interacted with them in their rooms, and asked about their background while encouraging them to be ready to learn new things; interfaced with Matrons to ensure the girls are well-attended to.
The head of the medical team, Dr. Emmanuel Onyeama assured of adequate Medical attention, noting that every equipment needed is available with experienced Doctors and Nurses.
He said: “We started in earnest with medical screening for all the girls; from our record we have about 350 of them. We decided to do basic check-up by conducting physical examination to ensure that the girls are in good condition and have a successful stay. We are well-prepared”.
The 2021 Summer Bootcamp would be officially declare opened tomorrow by the First Lady at Public Service Training Institute, PSTI, Ilaramokin.