The outgoing Ambassador for Ecuador in Nigeria, Leopoldo Rovayo has commended the effort of Elbativeni Foundation to provide free Information Communication Technology (ICT) training to 20 ladies in Nigeria for six months.
The Ambassador has also lent the full support of the Embassy to the ICT training initiative that empowers Nigerian/African women by developing their skills in digital marketing, apps development, graphics and other technologies.
Elbativeni Foundation launched its ICT training program at the last edition of ‘The Generation Next Youth Empowerment Summit’ organised by the Foundation in collaboration with the embassy of Ecuador in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communication’s Commission (NCC), Nanet Hotels and other partners.
The Ecuadorian ambassador, who visited with his wife Lucia Rovayo, said: “In 2015 I took the challenge to open a new embassy here and I really have enjoyed working in Nigeria as I have learnt a lot from Nigeria and from Africa. I am very sensitive to all the social issues and I have tried in my two and half years to find reliable partners to do something for Nigerian people and that is how we found Elbativeni Foundation.”
“So for the Embassy it’s a pleasure to support this cause and the foundation can use our facility while we are not working on Saturdays. I have requested my government for a new representative as I know that Nigerian government takes four months to give the agreement and part of my recommendation is that they continue this partnership with the foundation,” Rovayo said.
He urged the participants to utilise the opportunity to reinvent themselves to become useful to their immediate families and the society at large.
As it stands, 20 women are benefiting from the ICT training courtesy of Elbativeni Foundation and Elbativeni Impressions and Consult, non-governmental organisations based in Abuja; bridging the gap in women’s involvement in technology.