A non-governmental organisation, Taylors Foundation, said yesterday it had concluded plans to give loans to support youth entrepreneurship.
The founder of the organisation, Mr Winston Taylor, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the loan was aimed at assisting youths affected by disasters and other societal problems to set up small scale businesses.
He said that the initiative was to help promote harmonious coexistence in communities plagued by poverty and other forms of injustices.
“We assist families who can take in a child or children into their family. We provide financial support and regular check and monitoring on all looked-after children’s education and progress.
“We also help to integrate ex-offenders back into the communities; we provide information on money and resources management,” he said.
Taylor said the foundation was working on giving youths skills to succeed through training and short courses in different areas of endeavour.
He said the foundation was working globally to build a future for the less privileged in the society; tackling issues affecting vulnerable children in society and promoting education and equality.
He also said the foundation, in collaboration with local communities, was tackling child slavery and victims of injustice and poverty.
“Beyond financial support, education grants and skills acquisition, the foundation facilitates collaboration with corporate bodies to achieve its objectives.’’
Taylor said the foundation was created out of strong desire to change the world for the better by providing humanitarian, legal and financial aid to victims of injustice and poverty.
“We protect lives, educate children and adults, provide resources and care; we provide stability and small loans for new beginnings,” he said. (NAN)