the Sew Apprenticeship Center is one of the Frugal initiative skills acquisition program where we engage our idle youths with various training programs to prepare them to respond positively to economic challenges.

this center is where we engage our youths who may not effort leaning fee. every training renter here is %100 free.
The overall aim of this initiative is to reduce unemployment and enhance income generation and sustainability to make the youths self reliant economically.
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PROJECT:  Centre  for Fashion and Designing.
Growing up in the face of poverty have not always been very easy and it has its peculiar challenges. With barely enough food to eat, descent dress to wear and no good shows, oftentimes, you feel completely empty, hopeless and full of uncertainties. That was precisely my situation while growing up as a child.
My mother assumed a dual parental responsibility of raising and caring for us-me and my siblings, all alone with little or no help coming from nowhere. With her petty trading from which she ekes out a living, we struggled through thick and thin from childhood to adulthood. It was oftentimes and regrettably most painful to see my adorable mother working and struggling very hard all alone in an attempt not to be laughed at and to provide for her children as best as she could. I observed all the pains, her pains in trying to survive and to raise us.
 As I write this piece and looking back, I still feel the pangs of been totally helpless as a child not to be able to aid whom such help should be most accorded. The challenges were severe and multi faced. Most times, we would go to school with empty Tommy and even after school.  Although as daunting as these challenges seemed to be, I was nevertheless very undaunted and equally very determined to do something significant with my life; to make a great difference in the journey of my destiny. School was prime to me. But I did not waste much time jettisoning that idea or ambition, simply because of my poor background since it would be a futile exercise. Because, there would be nobody there for me.  I had to quickly pitched tent with the profession that was dear to my heart, the vocation I felt passionately about-fashion and designing. Getting money to enroll me was something else. Let me not bore you with much details about the challenges, disappointments and near frustrations I encountered during acquiring the skill. It was a six-Month program. I busied myself with much zeal and great optimism in the act of learning and mastering the skill. And with time, I soon graduated to the delight of my mother particularly with my hopes and expectations roaring very high.
As the sole bread winner of the family, my graduation was a respite to my mother in her onerous struggle to see her children succeed in life; It represented at least less burden among her responsibilities and the expectation that soonest by His grace, help would soon be coming her way, from me to support the family. But, as event played out much later, this was not to be. Disappointment followed yet another as those who had promised to assist turned their back on me and I was left in the cold. With the passage of time, five years went by in quick successions. My initial expectations of owning a fashion house was now turned into a mirage.  It was not forthcoming at all. With time, I began to be agitated and desperate as no help was forthcoming. With no hope in sight, I soon began to lose faith; faith in the Nigeria project. Nothing mattered to me anymore. And hopelessness began to set in and this also gave rise to bouts of helpless resignations. 
By this time, the social-economic   frustrations in the country was palpable and this was very widespread because of the unbearable hardship that followed. Thousands were losing jobs by the day and thus swearing the already complicated labor situation. The future for the youths had never looked bleacher. As a result, I did menial jobs to survive instead of folding my hands doing nothing. In fact, it was an experience I do not intend to glamorize as there are 
many ugly side to it. Eventually, still on the need and desperation for survival, I ended up with sewing and photo shopping through social media sites from which I was able to make nominal income, barely enough to take care of my personal needs let alone my mother and siblings. The pangs of seeing my mother and my sibling’s groans under severe economic hardship because of economic depression was unbearable for me. I totally felt helpless in the circumstances and completely lost faith in the system. And my best company was hope, nothing but hope either for the best or for the worst. 
FRUGAL EMPOWERMENT SKILL ACQUISITION INITIATIVE:
It was this state of uncertainties and hopelessness that I happened to stumble on the Frugal Foundation Empowerment website for which I eventually made contact through the phone number provided there. I discovered that it was for real. Much later, I was able to meet with the Founder of the Foundation, Mr. Peter Osezua , a man of exceptional character, whose heart identifies with the very poor, a man with large heart, a man with unassuming kindness, generosity and humanity. He was able to discern my exceptional organisational and leadership skills in addition to my other professional skills. After scrutiny, he had decided right from day one that the Foundation had resolved to work with me, to assist me. To Mr. Peter, I own my unflattering debt. Through him, I was able to understand that challenges and disappointments in life are not made to destroy us but to strengthen us and give us the fortitude to accomplish God giving destiny if we remain focus, purposeful and resilient.  My dream has suddenly come alive once again and it has placed me in the world I never thought or believed truly existed. 

 

 

The Foundation is presently involved in setting up a Sewing Center where prospective trainee will be trained for a specific period and for producing dresses for commercial purposes. In other words, apart for training, it will be used for business of producing sewed materials for retail and wholesale sales for income generation most of which will go for the Foundation charity activities of helping the poor. And I, as the supervisor at the center and been a beneficiary myself will ensure that I will continue to contribute from my earnings to this noble objective as a way of sustaining the efforts of the Foundation. 
The center has two outstanding benefits:
1: The registration and training itself is totally free. The applicants or trainees does not have to pay for the training.
2: The trainees are entitled to stipends and this is to further encourage them.
Registration for the trainees have commenced in earnest and I am really overwhelmed by the deluge of responses by the applicants so far. This observation is, however, is not surprising as most of them does not have the financial wherewithal to pay for training before now.
The Sewing Center been built will need to be expanded with time and equipped with state-of-the- art facilities to be able to accommodate more trainees in the future. This requires funding or finances.
It is important to note that alone, we can do little but together, we can do so much more.

When you made a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust? Therefore, The Frugal Empowerment Foundation have made a strong commitment. That is, the commitment of building hope and trust. The commitment of seeing those in pains smiling once again, of giving hope to the hopeless and seeing their dreams comes through.
Little acts, multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.
Therefore, join Frugal Empowerment Foundation to transform the world by your token of contribution. To donate, you can visit the website:
www.frugalempowermentfoundation.org
Or
Simply call the following phone numbers:
+447460433399;
+447536469214:
Always remember, that your donation will go a long way to touch lives and help rebuild the world. You too can help change the world.
 

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Over the years, I have always cherished an ideal to be an inventor.  But, this was not to be as I suffered disappointments, frustrations and setbacks arising from financial in-capacitation.

Hitherto, I could not get the necessary support from interested corporate organisations or individuals who were not interested in sharing in my vision and passion. The future for me looked very bleached. Life was difficult and hopeless. And the only friends I ever knew were that poverty, hunger, rejection and failure.

Then, fortunately just like a bird out of the blue sky, this state of hopelessness changed miraculously when the Frugal Empowerment Foundation appeared on the horizon. And my hoped and expectations changed for the better beyond my wildest imagination.

This was precisely eight months ago. But today, as I look back with sweet nostalgia, I feel a sense of consummate fulfillment to be associated with the Frugal Empowerment Foundation which has provided me with a solid platform in pursuing and actualizing my creative ability and innovation.

Based on the support and inspiration of this Foundation, I am currently working on 

a project to produce a prototype of a locally made six-seater passenger TRICYCLE.

I can also say with pride and admiration that the Foundation is very unique and very dependable. It has given me hope to be living my dream once again and the leverage to move to the next level as an inventor.

The model of TRICYCLE which I am producing has some intricate uniqueness in many ways

                                                                                  

First, it is a six-passenger capacity model excluding the driver. The tiyers  are different from the regular ones. Also, the location and compartment of the engine is also different an

d many more unique features.

THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT

The economic importance of this device(TRICYCLE), cannot be over-emphasized.

First, the firm or company and value chains which will be developed or grow out of this device can help to absolve armies of unemployed youths to be productively engaged and to be earning living wages. This will help fight poverty, hunger and curtail their level of dependency, youth restiveness and other crimes associated with unemployment.

Second, the economy will also benefit by way of excise duties imposed on the production and sales of the device.

In addition, the competitive pricing which would follow between the imported Tricycle and the locally produced ones will force down prices and thus encourage import substitution, business expansion, growth because of increasing demand for the product.

For the import substitution, instead of importing, we would have an export oriented economy, and this will bring about increased inflow of foreign exchanges. The government will have more resources to embark on infrastructural projects and provide other essential services. In fact, the benefits are endless.

STANDARD AND QUALITY CONTROL

It is instructive to note that while emphasis is geared toward market penetration, effort will be made to ensure that acceptable standard in the production of this device is fully maintained and quality control complied with. This is to ensure market acceptability and penetration internationally.

TRAINING:

The Foundation also encourage growth in human capital development as a way of ensuring improved skills and performances. Training development, in fact, is essential for maintaining effective tools for competitive edge in business. These training have helped me in redefining and realigning basic priorities, precepts and values in pursuance of my vision. The Frugal Empowerment Foundation made this possible for me.

INCENTIVES

Apart from the funding of the Tricycle project, per se, which has reached advanced stage, like many others, the Foundation also provides financial leverage by paying me and other talents handling various projects at designated areas, sustainable amount of money to enable us to provide for our respective families and meet other financial obligations. The nightmares of living in Penury, hunger and wants to have been totally eroded and replaced by fulfilment and hopefulness. To these gestures, I unreservedly owned the Foundation an innumerable debt.

ENCOURAGEMENT AND APPEAL

With my unassailable experience with the Frugal Foundation, I am very convinced, that your talents out there who seems helpless by your situations, that your road to rediscovery and success is lurking on the horizon and it is yours for the asking. That is why you need to identify with the Foundation to support and help actualise your dream or vision.

All these efforts by the Frugal Foundation are noble and lofty. The responsibilities are, no doubt, daunting and challenging. The Foundation needs funds to be able to carry out these lofty objectives and hence your supports- from corporate organisations, individuals and to government agencies, to be able carry out its responsibilities of helping creative talents like my humble self, to achieve their visions, of helping to fight hunger, poverty, degradation. It needs your support to assist victims in crisis environment, conflicts, natural disasters-mudslides, earthquake, floods, hurricane, etc.

Your contribution can help put smiles on the faces of those in pains and rekindle their hopes and also help elevate the talented youth to another level of creativity or invention.

Do not let the dreams of these young talent die just like mine was until the FRUGAL came to my rescue. Whatever you do, please, let us spare a thought to assist these impoverished people to live again, to hope again and to smile again.

Your contribution can help to change the narratives of these unfortunate people,   make a big difference in their lives, help fight hunger, poverty, unemployment, restore the hopes and confidence of victims in crisis environments. Can help curtail diseases that constantly plagues our societies. It can help change somebody’s story like mine from failure to a success one.

Thanks for your anticipated contributions. You will be mightily blessed as you do.

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Ways to help to poor and needyWays to help the poorIt is with my upmost humility and pleasure to introduce you to Frugal Empowerment Foundation. Frugal Empowerment foundation is a nongovernmental organisation established with the primary aim to discover talents among the youths most especially in the developing countries and empower them through various FEF initiatives . Empowerment through Frugal Foundation -One-On-One Initiative identifies and unlock “latent abilities” and dexterity in the youths. The fundamental philosophy is rooted on the need to transform the economic direction of our youths from poverty to a successful position.
There are three basic initiatives which drives these (FEF)philosophy and which is geared at encouraging self discovery and self actualization in the youths to enable them become economically self-reliant and nation builders. The exponential growth in destitution, degradation and neglect among hapless  youths have occasioned their desperation for mindless emigration to other countries through the rough edges of harrowing experience and which are offensive to any human sensibilities and imaginations.
The situation is pathetic as it can be mindbogglingly. People dying incessantly due to starvation, poverty, illness arising from lack of adequate health care since they suffer from severe penury to take adequate care of their health. Our streets are inundated with children of the very poor hawking to support their parents financially where the sons and daughters of the more fortunate ones are sitting comfortably in schools to learn . Those poor families are easily predisposed to various king of health hazards due to ignorance about good health management and more to poverty since they do not have the financial leverage to take adequate care of themselves and their families. Needless to mention those who have no homes, that is the homeless; those who have long graduated but have not been able to secure any white collar job because of the bad state of the economy that have stifled industries and small businesses to operate.
As we speak or go through this write up , many of our young children, boys and girls dying in the desert, others, drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, in their desperate attempt to cross over to Europe for greener pastors which are non existent in the first place Those who manage to make it to their destinations are subjected to voluntary slavery in foreign land. Some of these desperate African migrant soon becomes disenchanted on discovery \ing that nothing greener about their new land of aboard or sojourn. And returning home becomes a nightmare. All these struggles stems from an attempt to escape from the unbridled economic injustices and degradation the youths continuously suffers and to reclaim their dignity and be recognized and appreciated for who they truly are as a race.
Each occasion we are confronted with such tragic economic realities, it reduces the image we portray as typical Africans with great potentials and the dignity we try to portray before the world. It diminishes the way other race are wont to looked at us and to deal with us in a patronizing manner to the detriment of our pride. This is because we have not started putting proper economic and political values in place; Values of originality, innovation, true political leadership and sound economic policies that will galvanize us out of this quagmire. We are yet to understand the language of unity as a game plan to catapult our vision to an enviable trajectory that will bring soccer to our youths. We have not supported one another enough to keep us with the same height with other races as equal partners in progress. But, rather, issues of religion, ethnicity, kleptomania and nepotism have been embedded in our body politics and allowed to fester unbridled. It is a dysfunctional disagreeable system that have continued over the years in our daily existence. We have not united to deal with our problems.
In fact, the list is endless.
But, we can not fold our arms and pretend that such stories are imagery. That is why the Frugal empowerment Foundation came into existence to see how some of these problems highlighted above can be curtailed or to provide solution to some of these nagging problems and to at least try and change-the narratives of our youths.It is therefore a wake up call to all and sundry to rise to the occasion by contributing his/her quota in changing the narratives that have held the Africans backward.
FEF belief that every individual and community are endowed with tremendous potentialities, capacities and resources for self discovery, actualization, national growth and development. That is why we have design three initiatives or strategic plans to pursuing and attaining these noble objectives. The first two initiatives are encapsulated under the following main initiative.
A): Inward Discovery Initiative(FIDI): This aims to work with African Youths to explore opportunities and rediscover their God given talents or natural abilities to excel and to profit from such abilities. These,among other objectives are the fulcrum of the FEF which can be achieved through its various initiatives: These are:
 
 
1): Talent Development Initiative(TDI) : This primarily target are the talented youths with technological skill or know-how for inventions. The strategby involves identifying and supporting youths with creative minds to produce devices or gadgets of material and economic value to their communities. In this way, we are helping to develop, expand and to sustain a lasting businesses around these inventions together with its value chain to create job opportunities and enhanced living standard among the armies of unemployed youths in our community. By this initiative, we hoped to be able to fight and reduce the hydra- headed problems of poverty, hunger and unemployment amongst our hapless youths.
2): Frugal Apprenticeship Initiative(FAI):
As part of our vision to alleviate poverty and help redefine the economic landscape of our youths through entrepreneurial effort, the Foundation is equally involved in empowerment programs for skill acquisitions to equip African youths with the needed skills or tools for meeting immediate and future economic challenges.
Under this initiative, the youths are trained on basic skills to make them economically relevant and viable. The essence is to encourage them to appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and to assist them develop a lasting and sustainable businesses. Added to this is that the apprenticeship is entirely free and it will afford, to a very large extent, the poor unemployed youths who have no means of training elsewhere due to lack of funds to train freely throughout the training period. It heartwarming to realize that the trainees are entitled to a stipend from time to time to support and encourage their learning process. We have already set up such a Centre where youths- boys and girls, converge on week days to learn sewing skills.It is situated at Ekpoma, Edo State. Consequently, it meant that hundreds or thousands of our hitherto idle youths will in time be taken off our streets to enable them work and live the true meanings of their dream and purposefulness; And to be useful not only to themselves but to families, communities and the nation at large in terms of productivity. This also meant that the narrative of the youths from idle,beggarly, helpless and unproductive nonentities to that of accomplishment and success. It also meant a reduction to the very barest minimum from criminality, illicit activities and other social vices which are prevalent among the youths.
In fact, the two initiatives are geared toward sharpening their business acumen and tailoring them to becoming the next generation of entrepreneurs.
 
3): The Frugal Charity Initiative(FCI):
This charity support Institutions or philanthropic establishment such as the orphanages, widows and victims of crisis situations or environments, Crisis settlement camps like IDP camps; also, we help natural disasters victims such as mudslides, floods, etc.
Basically, all these initiatives mentioned are a way of reaching out to the less privilege or the very vulnerable ones in our society. It is heartwarming to lo w that t
his initiative also covers the very needy or underprivileged ones of extreme poverty. They represent those who daily have no food to eat , no cloths or slippers to wear or are simply shoe less. They abounds in our streets, our communities,etc. The hard economic reality on the land have not helped the situation but rather, it has exacerbated their plight to a point of almost neglect my all. That is how bad the situation has become.
But, we are not resting out oars despite the grooming economic situations to close our eyes to the reality to the existence of these hopeless poverty stricken people by dedicating our time and resources to ensure that we are able to reach out for their comfort and happiness and to rekindle their hope and to make their lives worth living. As we daily go about solving as many of these challenges and making these categories of the indigent been re-humanised, we can but only be thankful to God for giving us the privilege to contribute our little quota to resolving some problems confronting humanity. In fact, the fulfilment we derive from such selfless gestures is unquantified, invaluable and and sublime. There is nothing that gives such fulfilment the realisation that somehow, somewhere you are stalking your neck out for those in desperate needs of food, water, clothes and shoes.
We want to explore the potentiality of our youths by supporting and encouraging them to tow the line of creativity so that their creative talents will not die in them.
we are working hard to change the economic landscape of the youths by empowering them through various apprenticeship program by training to enable them become less dependent and self-reliant economically. Therefore, we strives in helping to build a lasting and sustainable businesses toward making them the next generation of entrepreneurs. This is effected through Frugal Empowerment Initiatives.
The other aspects of this charity foundation is called save life initiative. Under this, we support less privileged families, charity institutions such as the motherless and fatherless baby’s home, widows necessities like food, water, clothing, and more that makes live worthwhile. In addition we provide assistance materially, financially to crisis environments as such as victims of natural disasters like mudslides, flood, hurricane, earthquake etc.