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 and the hard and 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, disaster recovery, scholarships, adapted orphanage programmes, skill acquisition programmes, talent hunts and youth mentoring.
We have also been at the forefront of flood relief, primary health care programmes, photography, rural women development, ICT and film making. We are also very proud of our monthly Help a hardworker, and Help a Smartworker competitions.
Even though the formal registration of the Princewill Trust took place in June, 2012, the activities started in 2002 and were bourne 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 devasting levels of poverty and deprivation.
On 26th July 2008, Princewills Trust sponsored 20 youths from Niger Delta and four members of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) to watch live the Manchester United and Portsmouth Football Clubs all English Clubs during their visit to Abuja, Nigeria.
In the year 2012, the Trust donated 25 million to the Port Harcourt Polo club, 26 million towards Microfinance for rural women, and several million towards setting up a 3D studio for film academy scholars.
By June, 2012, the Trust sponsored ten bright Nigerians under the aegis of Change Nigeria Group (CNG) on a tour of Dubai and South Africa where they met with members of the UAE royal family, institutional investors and leaders from far and wide so that they could discover for themselves the secrets of their success.
The Prince through the Princewills Trust Fund sponsors the yearly Amachree Scholarship Fund for indigent students from the 23 Local Govt Areas of Rivers State and for 2012 about 150 Rivers Indigenes in Higher Institutions in the country at the cost of N20M was concluded successfully.
The Donation of the N25m to the Polo Club was for the construction of a standard pavilion in honour of his father.
The Donation of the N23M Skill Acquisition Scheme to LGAs was for training rural women in Rivers State by empowering them through skill acquisition scheme as a believer in the saying “don’t give me fish but teach me on how to fish”.
Donation of a bus to the National Association of Ijaw Female Students.
Donation of computer equipment to media organization such as the Tide Newspapers. Furnished and equipped the Cyber Cafe of the Federated Correspondents Chapel, Port Harcourt.
An active and key player in creating awareness for the melancholic plight of the less privileged like the orphans by his sponsorship of NNENDA,a Nigerian home video that highlighted the plight of abandoned children and the sponsorship of “Melody Shelters Singing Talent Show” that cost him N120M wherein the final events saw Godswill Orphanage of Kogi State clinching the coveted trophy and the Championship Prize of N10M while the Runners-up, the Lifetime Orphanage of Rivers State got the Prize of N5M. Rachael Homes, Abuja came in third carting home the N3M prize. Five Hundred Thousand each was given to the other remaining five Homes as co-champions.
The RIVMAP which is the brainchild of Prince Tonye Princewill to serve as a platform for the emancipation of our youths from poverty and hopelessness by discovering, nurturing and grooming talent in the arts to stardom had during its inaugural outing that cost him the sum of N20M had Mr. Timi Julius carting away the N5M Record Deal in Music with the Dancing group of the Thrillers winning the N2M Prize in the Dancing Group and Mr. Jacob John a Welder/Fabricator based in Port Harcourt from Akwa Ibom winning the N1M meant for the Comedy group.
The Princewills Trust as a legally Registered Organisation in Nigeria has the following eminent persons as its trustees’ cum Directors.
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His Serene Majesty, King (Prof) Theophilus J. T. Princewill
Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill
Mrs Rosemary Princewill, and
Ms Mina Omunguye – Coordinator
The Princewills Trust has the following specific objectives as contained in its founding document:
The promotion of education and the support of youths in the entertainment and sports industry.
To promote scholarships for indigent Nigerian students to study in universities and centres for vocational education.
The promotion of peace and conflict resolution as well as support conflict avoidance mechanisms in the volatile Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
Training of youths and women in vocations, crafts and management of small/ medium scale enterprises.
To promote and advocate for women’s economic and political emancipation in Nigeria.
Carry out advocacy for the implementation of the Child’s Rights Act in Nigeria.
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