Princewills Trust, in partnership with the Dubai Department for Economy and Tourism (DET) and CLR education consulting, have teamed up to organize this opportunity for winners of the challenge so they can get a first-hand experience of the world’s most popular destination; Dubai, as named by TripAdvisor in 2022.
The winners of the latest edition are Loveth Chikanka Ichemati, a 1st year student of English and Literature in the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. She hails from Nkpolu in Port Harcourt Local Government Area of Rivers State. Alex Tamuno Miegbam, a Phd student of History and International Diplomacy, also from the Rivers State University. She hails from Iwoma Borokiri in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State. The final winner is Idoniboyeobu Omiete Opubo, a 4th year student of Mechanical Engineering at the Afe Babalola University, Ekiti State. He hails from Buguma in Asari Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The trio will be heading to Dubai in September for a one-week bootcamp and tour of Dubai.
The Vision and Success Opportunity Challenge is a forum created by Princewills Trust, where ambitious young leaders pitch ideas and strategies for furthering their vision and success in life.
The objective of the challenge is to enable Nigerian university undergraduates and or postgraduates envision viable career models and explore how to change their environment from ideation to practice, while still pursuing their studies.
Prince Tonye Princewill, the founder of Princewills’ Trust, had this to say, “I always get excited when a new set of students embark on these bootcamps. The post-trip reviews we have had from previous trips were so encouraging that we are considering expanding the scope of the challenge to include students from other states in Nigeria. The exposure is great for the kids, opening their minds to endless possibilities. Experiencing Dubai was a life changer for me. I hope it will be for them. I’d like to thank the whole team at Dubai Tourism and particularly the Africa desk, led by Stella Fubara and Christian Romer and the ever reliable CLR, led by Nneka Oduah. It’s your passion for our tomorrow, that’s made this possible.”
About Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET: With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading commercial centre, investment hub and tourism destination, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) is mandated to support the Government in achieving its competitiveness vision to position the emirate as a major hub for global economy and tourism, and in boosting the emirate’s economic and tourism competitiveness indicators.
DET is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s business and tourism sectors. It is also responsible for the licensing and classification of all types of businesses, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. The DET portfolio includes Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, Dubai Industries and Exports, Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) and Dubai SME, as well as Dubai College of Tourism, Dubai Calendar and Dubai Business Events.
About Princewills’ Trust: The Princewills Trust is a non-governmental organization set up under the auspices of Prince Tonye Princewill. It is focused primarily on the promotion of human capacity, by any means possible, and has a host of novel projects and uniquely adapted intervention programmes to point to, from 2002 to date.
The Trust is deeply committed to providing humane services and the sustainable empowerment of the talented, the skillful, the hard and the smart working people, particularly in Rivers state, with the motto of leaving no group behind.
Over the years its outreach has extended to women empowerment programmes, medical missions, disability interventions, disaster recovery, graduate and post graduate scholarships, adapted orphanage programmes, skill acquisition programmes, talent hunts and various forms of youth mentoring initiatives including this one.
Even though the formal registration of the Princewill Trust took place in June, 2012, its activities date back to 2002 and were born out of the very compelling need for the Royal family of the Ancient Kalabari Kingdom to ameliorate first, the sufferings of her subjects and then the people of the wider Niger Delta region, who have been subjected to very devastating levels of poverty and deprivation.