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February 24, 2024
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CBA Foundation moves to raise awareness for widows, children

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By Adeyemi Adeleye

A Lagos-based Charity Organisation, CBA Foundation, has reiterated commitment to supporting widows and their children by giving them a voice and empowering them to transform their lives.

 

Its founder, Mrs Chinwe Bode-Akinwande, in a statement on Friday in Lagos, said that the foundation had concluded arrangements to embark on a ‘Walk4Hope’ to raise awareness and make life better for widows and their children.

 

Bode-Akinwande explained that this inspiring walk aligns with the foundation’s mission to empower widows and make a positive impact on their lives.

 

She said that the upcoming 2023 edition of the transformative walk aims to create awareness about the challenges faced by widows and seek essential community support.

 

Bode-Akinwande said that the foundation would kick off its symbolic walk on Nov.11 from Eko Hotel.

 

“The walkathon which has the theme, “Volunteer to Make a Difference”, serves as a powerful platform to spread awareness about the challenges faced by widows and the essential support they require from the community.

 

“The 2023 edition of our annual Walk4Hope is very special to us at CBA Foundation. It is amongst the many steps we take to give widows the needed voice and support they need.

 

“Every widow that is single handedly raising their child(ren) in this part of the world is a daunting task due to the many cultural and society challenges they face,” Bode-Akinwande said.

 

According to her,  like previous editions, every step taken during the 2023 Walk4Hope resonates with the courage of every widow as they strive for a better tomorrow for their family.

 

The founder added: “By walking together, we are not only raising awareness but also fostering a sense of belonging and support for widows in our community.

 

“We invite everyone to join us in this remarkable journey of compassion, impact and love.”

 

Since its establishment in 2015, she said that the CBA Foundation had made a significant impact by reaching out to thousands of underprivileged widows and their children.

 

She said that their efforts included providing skills acquisition training, healthcare interventions, business start-up support, as well as clothing, nutrition, and tuition fees for the children.

 

Bode-Akinwande said that the foundation’s resolve was to shed light on widows’ stories and advocate for their rights.

 

According to her, widows are undoubtedly the unsung heroes of the society and they face numerous challenges that need to be addressed. (NAN)

Edited y Olawunmi Ashafa

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