Foundation seeks more support for less privileged women

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

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Mrs Ayobola Olupinla, Kwara state Chairperson of NAWOJ and founder ‘Help Women Foundation’ has called on wealthy individuals in the country to give more financial assistance and other forms of support to the less privileged women in the society.

Mrs Olupinla made the call during the launching of the Foundation in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.

Mrs Olupinla said the foundation was established as a result of her passion in assisting the less privileged people particularly the vulnerable women in the society.

“I love giving like my late father and this is the only reason that prompted me to come up with Help Women Foundation which I believe will give me more opportunities to reach out to more people, especially, those that are truly in need in rural areas. 

“Help Woman Foundation is about vulnerable, poorest of the Women, Women with disabilities and orphans,” Mrs Olupinla said.

She added that the foundation would collaborate with various organizations in the state and governments at all levels in the country to actualise the foundation’s purpose to the desirable level.

The Foundation used the occasion of the launching to distribute food items and cash to two selected women from each of the sixteen local government areas in the state, in addition to five people living with disabilities in the state.

While speaking at the event, the state Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Hajia Saadat Modibbo Kawu applauded the founder of the foundation for her kindness and urged wealthy people in the society to support the foundation to achieve its objectives.

As part of her own support for “Help Women Foundation” a medical practitioner, Dr Janet Ogunmodede, said she is ready to be giving two hours per day to give psychotherapy service for five persons at free of charge.

In the same vein,  a female activist and the Director,  International Women Communication Center,  (IWCC) Hajia Nimota Goroso Giwa,  the General Manager of Radio Kwara, Alhaji Kayode Aremu and the state NUJ of chairman,  Comrade Abdulwahab Umar pledged to partner with the Foundation to achieve its set targets more so that the foundation’s major dreams are to cater for the vulnerable,  poorest of the poorest women,  women with disabilities and orphans.

 

Zainab Sa’id

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