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Launched in 2015, the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is the largest African philanthropic initiative committed to empowering African entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship on the continent.
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Seeded and managed by The Tony Elumelu Foundation, The Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund was a non-profit organization established to transform communities that had been ravaged by natural disasters, hazards and conflicts into thriving and economically sustainable communities.
The Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund was created out of the N2.5 billion donated by The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Heirs Holdings companies and was announced at the Presidential Fundraising Dinner for the Victims Support Fund in July 2014.
The Fund focused on communities such as those in the Niger Delta and Plateau state to create opportunities and empower people in affected communities, enabling them to rebuild their lives and businesses whilst instilling a sense of economic empowerment for the long term.
Given the focus of the Tony Elumelu Foundation to promote entrepreneurship as the key to sustainable socio-economic development on the continent, the Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund has been made nonoperational in 2015 in order to fully implement the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme.
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