We are in a business era where genuine impact can be achieved by small non-governmental organizations (NGOs) through proactive and purposeful collaboration with businesses.
Blue Empire Holdings, in collaboration with Cameroon Youth Assembly, has introduced the Miss Skill Festival project aimed at promoting skill development and acquisition among youths in Cameroon.
Cameroon Youth Assembly is a non-governmental organization established in 2017 which aims to foster job creation, entrepreneurship, youth employment, peace-building, and other societal issues.
Blue Empire Holdings is an uprising conglomerate in Central Africa that deals with original Apple products and electronic devices, real estate, car rentals, travels, and cryptocurrency exchange.
Promoting skill acquisition and youth employment in Cameroon is in line with Blue Empire’s corporate social responsibility, herein Miss Skill Festival aligns coherently.
The Cameroon Youth Assembly in collaboration with Blue Empire Holdings recently extended its focus on young ladies to emphasize the importance of skills acquisition through the Miss Skills Festival initiative.
Both organizations have been working on this goal by running skill development programs and events like Miss Skill Festival which gives out scholarships so that more than 200 talented ladies can attend beauty school or university without financial strain while learning valuable skills. Think sewing, design, making clothes, etc., all coupled with initiatives aimed at peace-building to create positive social change within our communities.
The maiden edition of the Miss Skills Festival initiative organized a beauty pageant contest that focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes, entrepreneurial drive, and skill set of the contestants.
This event that took place on February 20, 2022, at Mountain Hotel Buea, saw Miss Nk Ashly emerge victorious and Miss Irene Ebot emerging as the 2nd runner-up.
‘‘Miss skill festival which aims to brand and market skills and talents to young ladies, is the right platform for me as an advocate for women empowerment and entrepreneurship to leverage on,’’ said Irene Ebot’s page (2nd runner-up).
“The partnership between Blue Empire Holdings and the Cameroon Youth Assembly is centered on a shared vision of empowering communities, giving young people hope for their future.” Ngheteng Annang, founder & CEO at Cameroon Youth Assembly.
He applauded Blue Empire’s support in helping realize this mission by providing finance as well as other necessary resources like legal counsel and entrepreneurial mentorship when needed throughout the different project stages.