A total of 350 girls participating in the 2021 edition of the Summer Bootcamp of Bemore Empowered Initiative arrived on Sunday, September 12 at Elizade University Campus Ilaramokin, in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Bemore Empowered Initiative is the brainchild of the Ondo State First Lady, Chief Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu.
On arrival, the girls who are to be equipped with various life-changing skills went through medical screening.
The programme which started in 2017 has since produced more than1500 alumni who were trained in Information Communication Technology, solar energy, making of hygienic liquid products, Arts and Design, tying of head gear, cake baking and make-up.
The participating girls in this fourth edition are sponsored by individuals and organisations across Ondo State.
Addressing the participants, the Founder, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu urged them to be ready to learn new things.
She also advised the matrons to ensure the girls are comfortable.
In his remarks, 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 to attend to the girls.
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 declared opened today Monday, September 13 by the First Lady at Public Service Training Institute, PSTI, Ilaramokin.