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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

Motivated by the need to create jobs for Nigerian youths, the “ Business Empowerment Program for Women” was initiated with the primary objective to empower young local women with basic sewing, business start-up and management skills.

We started with a re- purpose project where discarded linens are given a second life instead of sending them to the landfills. The lines are dyed with African patterns while the women are trained to acquire basic sewing skills. From the discarded linens, the women make children’s clothing, and amenity bags for our Guests. The essence of the program is to allow underprivileged young women acquire sewing skills (learn a trade) but also basics of running a small business (entrepreneurship and financial independence). At the end of the program, each woman is offered a manual sewing machine and encouraged to become an entrepreneur.

PARTNERSHIPS

We also work with a non- profit organisation- ACE Charity Africa, to extend our reach within communities where we operate.​

Through this partnership, we have achieved various milestones in community development through: Sponsorship of a week-long Career Fair and Job internship programme for secondary school students as part of activities marking Hilton World Wide’s Youth in Hospitality Month. Kitchen Apprenticeship Programme, which trains young Nigerians to understand the rudiments of cooking and kitchen management, while moulding them to become world class chefs. The chef adjudged as the best at the end of the programme is offered employment in the Hilton chain.

The Transcorp Hilton Abuja's Team celebrated the legacy of legendary Nelson Mandela on 18 July 2017 by turning out enmasse and teaming up with ACE Africa Charity, to renovate classrooms, sanitise the environment and develop a horticultural garden at Durumi Community Primary School. The dilapidated school was given a facelift by our Team Members who were inspired by the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

OTHER PROJECTS

PROJECT PINK-BLUE

We also work closely with Project Pink Blue, a health and psychological trust centre, founded by Runcie Chikeruba, an Alumni of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Through the World Cancer Day Walk organised by Project Pink Blue, we are able to create awareness about cancer, provide free cancer screenings and raise funds for cancer patients.

IDP CAMP DONATIONS

We have continued to assist inmates of the IDP camp in Durumi district of Abuja with daily provision of lunch packs for school-age children in addition to donation of linens, toiletries and raw food items to the camp. We also donate monthly food items to the Daughters of Charity Hospital in Kubwa to assist in the care of people living with HIV/AIDS.

EARTH WEEK

As part of the activities to mark the Earth Week, we partnered with ACE Charity to draw attention to the power of recycling waste. We repurposed used bath soaps into 600 new soap bars which we donated to the pupils of local schools/ 600 pupils went home with soaps to help in incubating hygienic hand-washing habits in them.

TRANSCORP HILTON & THE ARTS

Through the Abuja Metropolitan Music Society (AMEMUSO), the hotel provides a platform for Nigerians to express their musical talents.

SPONSORSHIPS

Through the Abuja Metropolitan Music Society (AMEMUSO), the hotel provides a platform for Nigerians to express their musical talents.