Chinwe Bode-Akinwande (CBA) Foundation in providing hope for the underprivileged widows and their children, is organising an outreach on the 3rd of August , 2019 . They plan to give free medical treatment to all who were sick within Okun-Ilado community and four neighbouring communities at Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos state. Doctors and nurses are usually present to handle the medical segment.
Food items and clothing will be available for giveaway.
The founder, CBA Foundation, Mrs Chinwe Bode-Akinwande said the foundation is set out to empower underprivileged widows so they are financially able to cater for themselves and their children.
Mrs. Chinwe Bode-Akinwande said, “our aim is empowering women in the sense that we want to teach them how to fish and that is why we kicked off with the skill acquisition training. We have trained them in the past on how to make liquid soap, how to design clothes, how to make small chops and many other things.” This year, with the support of FirstBank we are establishing selected profiled widows to set up their respective businesses such as sale of food items, soft drinks, kerosene and grinding service.
According to Mrs. Chinwe Bode-Akinwande, to the widows, the
“It may be a big deal for them to go to the hospital for treatments, hence the reason we decided to bring along the medical doctors and nurses who will help to diagnose them and give medications as required. As for critical cases, a referral letter would be given to such patients to the nearest government health facilities where they would be treated, “ she added.
Speaking on the agenda of the foundation, Bode-Akinwande said CBA foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation that has an agenda geared towards women empowerment, in the form of skill acquisition and financial assistance; health intervention; basic education for kids of the underprivileged in the society and nutrition.
She said, “We go round Nigeria to help the underprivileged widow in the society and this time around we are at Okun-Ilado community. We do collaboration and partnership with organizations and we are still reaching out to government and individuals to assist us, so that we can reach out to a larger number of widows and underprivileged in the society.
For more about the Foundation, visit www.cbafoundation.org