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Chuks Udo Okonta
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of foremost Life Insurer, African Alliance, Funmi Omo, has launched her passion project, The Funmi Omo Initiative (FOI), aimed at supporting outstanding young women across the country
A statement by the Brand, Media and Communications Manager, African Alliance Plc., Bankole Banjo, said FOI seeks to support five young women with scholarships of up to N300,000 each for every academic year. These scholarships are available to Nigerian women who have gained admission or are in a public university in Nigeria.
He noted that the scholarships would cover their schools fees for a session, books as well as provide a personal allowance. “This initiative is close to my heart, I believe that giving young Nigerian women a chance at an excellent education will enrich their future and in turn, they can contribute positively to our society” Omo said.
Funmi Omo is a renowned leadership authority and role model. Earlier this year, she hosted ten brilliant youths at a mentoring session tagged; Brunch with FO. The one-on-one networking and mentoring brunch was an avenue to share tips for personal and professional development.
This is in addition to countless personal mentoring sessions she has with scores of upcoming professionals from all walks of life.
“The launch of the FOI demonstrates Funmi’s commitment to bettering the lives of young Nigerians especially women and helping them become exemplary citizens. These characteristics resonate with our core values as a company and we are proud to be associated with such a woman of compassion,” Bankole Banjo Brand, Media and Communications Manager at African Alliance said in his own remarks.
To apply for the scholarship, qualified young women are to visit www.funmiomo.com to confirm eligibility and required documentations. The scholarship closes on the 22nd of June, 2020.