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Six Youths To Be Mentored In Various Career Choices As Rotary International Marks 119th Anniversary

Six selected youths will have the rare privilege of being mentored in engineering, human resources management, and fashion & design as part of the Mentorship Intensive Programme (MIP) by the Rotary Club of Uyo, fully supported by Otiz Keepers.

The all-expense-paid programme, which will run for five months, will see beneficiaries enjoy various packages, including free mentorship and training, and after training, employment or equipment with the necessary tools to start a gainful career.

Addressing the gathering, which included Rotarians, Rotractors, and special guests, on Saturday in Uyo, the Director of Vocational Services of the Rotary Club of Uyo, Rotarian Ngozichukwu Etuk, announced that the ideology behind the programme was to provide a platform for young graduates to excel in their chosen career path.

Rotary International celebrate 119th anniversary

According to her, “The programme was conceived to upgrade young graduates who are currently unemployed to be trained in a career they are passionate about and also receive adequate mentorship from the firm.”

She further highlighted, “The objective is to have these young ones work under very successful mentors who will help direct their career path to be very useful to themselves, their families, and society.”

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Rotarian Etuk, who is also the Managing Director of Otiz Keepers, used the occasion to express deep-seated gratitude to the Rotarians who selected the mentees and the mentors who accepted to avail them of their platform to excel.

Addressing the mentees, one of the mentors and the managing director of Dumei Engineering Clinik, Engr. Uwem Ubia, admonished the mentees to make discipline, honesty, and integrity their watchwords if they are to succeed in their new assignment.

He advised them to always be punctual on duty and avoid all forms of distraction to focus and excel in their duties, stressing that his firm has zero tolerance for indiscipline and insubordination.

On her own, the president of the Rotary Club of Uyo, Rotarian Comfort Udobang, while assuring that the club will still give more opportunities for more youths to benefit from the programme, urged those selected to justify the confidence the club imposed on them by doing well.

She announced that mechanisms have been put in place to monitor the success of the programme, with the appointment of a supervisor to monitor their progress in the various firms they are posted to train.

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In an interview with our correspondent, one of the mentees, Mr. Itoro Bassey, attached to Dumen Engineering Clinic, expressed delight with the rare opportunity to get further training and direct mentorship in his chosen career and expressed deep-seated gratitude to the Rotary Club of Uyo and her sponsors.

The event, which also coincides with the 119th-anniversary celebration of Rotary International with the cutting of anniversary cake and clicking of wine glasses, witnessed a special lecture on peace and conflict resolution by Barr. Helen Umana, Coordinator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The event, which was attended by Rotary Club of Uyo members and their guests, also had in attendance the District Governor of Rotary 9142 District, Rotarian Akan Ema, and his counterpart from District 9141.

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