LOUIS CATER FOUNDATION: A New Paradigm in Uouth Mentoring, Biz Funding


*Empowers 21 Youths with N21m
*4000 Indigent Families Get Rice, Cash Gifts

From Ngozi Omah, Awka

Feb 15, 2022

The popular Nnewi-born industrialist cum philanthropist -Chief Louis Cater Izuchukwu Onwugbenu has in a unique way upped the ante in youths mentoring and start-up business capital funding by doling out twenty-one million Naira (N21m) to twenty-one young men who are from his Uruagu Nnewi community.

The presentation which was made at a very quiet community ceremony in the presence of established names in the popular industrial/commercial city of Nnewi, Anambra state, including Dr Cletus Ibeto(Omekannaya), according to Chief Onwugbenu was to act as their start-up capital in their chosen areas of investment and endeavors.

He didn’t stop there, he also put smiles on the faces of no fewer than two thousand housewives ahead the Christmas and repeated same on the eve of the New Year when he threw his gates open again to another set of two thousand (2,000) poor and indigent families. He provided each with a bag of rice and handsome cash amount to go with it.

It was a sight to behold as it resembled a scene at a typical trade-fair arena where virtually everyone around was tugging at his/her own bag of rice; with a piece of wrapper to smile home with.

Onwugbenu, a papal knight of the Roman Catholic faith could not hide his happiness as he regularly beamed with smiles while acknowledging cheers, greetings and prayers from all and sundry who turned out to be part of the memorable occasion. These included the beneficiaries, other villagers, passers-bye, adults, children, the clergy from the Catholic Church, the Anglican, the Pentecostal and others.

He also used the Yuletide season to host about five hundred (500) beneficiaries of his Louis Carter Education Foundation which is in its ninth year. He equally invited all the multiple sets of twins, quadruplets, quintuplets and others he had adopted and given scholarships from birth to the annual celebration.

So far, the foundation has produced wonderful excellent academic results. It has recorded many First Class graduates in various disciplines who are already making waves in their chosen fields. The education foundation undertakes students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions across the country.

While presenting the 21 youths with one million Naira each, Chief Onwugbenu admitted that he was “doing this as spirit directs, and as a way of serving humanity and to make more positive impact in the lives of the less privileged and the poor in the society.”

He said he was moved to empower the youths after he found out that some of the youths in his Uruagu-Nnewi community were virtually doing nothing while others were still struggling to make ends meet.

That the idea of the financial grant was to raise new millionaires in the community who will in turn lift others out of poverty. He noted that If many people are rich, the burden would not be too heavy on one man, or a handful of people.

According to him, “I started at my early stage in life to imbibe the spirit and culture of helping the poor and indigent, from my parents.

“I was under thirty years of age when I started contributing to the development of my community by building a multi-million Naira theater for the student nurses at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.

“The building among others orchestrated the accreditation of the Teaching Hospital by the approving authorities.

“Today’s event was my humble way of uplifting the poor young ones in the society with the hope that these beneficiaries will in the near future grow and expand like us, and begin to contribute their own quota to the developmen

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