Flourish Africa, a women empowerment Non-Governmental Organization, has taken a major step to promote the entrepreneurial activities for the female-run businesses across Africa and supporting them to achieve their full potential.
The NGO, founded by Nigerian philanthropist and businesswoman, Apostle Folorunso Alakija, has revealed its training partner for the Life Skills Training and Flourish Africa Business.
Apostle Alakija announced Google, Eloh Consulting Limited, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as its training allies at a press conference in Lagos.
Apostle stated that around 500 female micro-businesswomen will be trained every year under this. After the training, 100 audacious businesswomen from the training will get access to grants of maximum N2 million as per their business requirements and capabilities from the yearly fund of N200 million.
Apostle mentioned that Eloh Consulting Limited will provide training to the female entrepreneurs in nearly 10 modules of management development in three months.
In addition, Google will teach the businesswomen to use the Google My Business application to expand their business and create visibility.
Meanwhile, PwC will provide training on tax requirements and regulations for pursuing business in Nigeria so that their venture can be tax compliant.
Apostle commented that she launched the Flourish Africa N1 billion fund the previous year on her birthday as a present to the hardworking and businesswomen.
She added that her initiative will emphasize on empowering women socially and economically for the welfare of their families and society.
Lilian Uwaeme, Partner at Eloh Consulting Limited stated that the firm is proud to collaborate with Flourish Africa as the vision to provide empowerment to five hundred women entrepreneurs this year is a laudable one that merges with the empowerment values of Eloh Consulting.
Mr. Kenneth Erikume, Director at Tax Strategy and Reporting at PwC, stated that this initiative will authorize the beneficiaries to know the need to register their intellectual property and business, comply with tax obligations, and understand their role as responsible citizens.