Group empowers widows

By Cleopatra Eki   |   20 November 2015   |   2:13 am  

Mrs. Foluke Ademokun, executive coordinator of the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF) with the widows.

Mrs. Foluke Ademokun, executive coordinator of the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF) with the widows.

Widows and residents in Egbeda community, a Lagos suburb, have expressed gratitude to The Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation (AAAF), for empowering them with free medical care.

Mrs. Olabisi Sanya, a widow and mother of four, who benefited from the programme, eulogized the foundation for training her children from primary school to university level.

She disclosed that the organisation had also trained her on soap and bead making among others.

Mrs. Oyeyemi Adebisi, an Ikorodu based widow, who was also a beneficiary, expressed appreciation for the supports the AAAF had accorded her family following the death of her husband nine years ago.

“They have paid my daughter’s school fees and taken care of our essential needs. Today, the organization has, again, taught me how to take care of my health properly and how to do business properly with business plans and other necessary steps that I need to take to do any business successfully,” she said.

The bi-monthly meeting organized by the AAAF witnessed a large turnout of widows and others from various parts of Lagos.

Mrs. Foluke Ademokun, the Executive Coordinator of the organization, said the AAAF was established in 2008 to provide assistance to the under-privileged.

The outfit, she maintained, also assists widows, orphans, persons living with disability and other vulnerable persons, which also include the blind.

Ademokun explained that the Foundation was the brain child of Late Alhaja Ayisat Afolabi, an industrialist and philanthropist, whose original purpose was empowering the poor and the less privileged.



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