An initiative by Mrs. Orode Ryan-Okpu to further empower women and help them become productive members of the society through the acquisition of various skills such as, industrial production of soaps, body care products, tailoring, bead making, wire works, catering, and a general business management course; to help them better their lives and that of their families. The 3day event held from the 4th-7th of July.
After 4 months of rigorous training, it was time for the women to graduate. An exhibition by its first set of trainees was held at the Cenotaph, Asaba, Delta State on 4th and 5th July 2013. The women showcased the different skills they had learnt from their stay in the school and people trooped out in numbers to see the wonderful crafts as well as patronize the women.
The graduation ceremony female rubies saw the graduation of 103 women skilled in various business ventures. Certificates and awards were given to the students, in which case, Mrs. Elechie Veronica of the catering department got the award for the most outstanding student in the school. The students were elated and overjoyed with the opportunity they have been given.
Capping off the 4 months journey for the women was the presentation of starter packs with Gas cookers, sewing machines, weaving machines, industrial production chemicals and apparatus, beading tools and equipments, and other various items the women would use to start off their businesses was given to each student by the Pink Pearl Foundation.
Once again Pink Pearl has shown her determination and drive in helping the less privileged women in Nigeria and Africa at large, Once again, Pink Pearl saves a life.