Wednesday, November 22, 2017 /09.28AM / CBA Foundation
Foundation, a Lagos-based Not for Profit organization, over the weekend, had
its 7,500 STEPS walk, tagged Walk4Hope in the Lekki axis of Lagos on Saturday,
November 18, 2017. The charity walk which is the highlight of a series of
activities embarked upon by the organization since January 2017 is aimed
at raising funds for the protection and support of underprivileged widows and
their vulnerable children. Proceeds from the event are channeled into
supporting programs that directly benefit the underprivileged widows and their
to the Foundation, the five core areas to benefit from the proceeds of the
event include women empowerment/capacity building, health, nutrition, quality
basic education and self-employment scheme. Over 150
persons from various walks of life are expected to participate in this Walk. The Nigeria Youth Service Corps (NYSC) participated in the 2017 event, inculcating passion and compassion for the underprivileged
as they gear towards entering the labor market.
to the Chairman of the Foundation, Adesina Olufemi Adegunle PhD, the
nurturing and caring for the underprivileged are the cornerstones of human
progress. “CBA Foundation was created with the sole purpose of working with
others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, dehumanization,
injustice, disease and discrimination placed on a widow and her child’s path”.
He further stressed that the foundation launched the #CareIsAction campaign in
recognition of the fact that care without action is not care at all.
step counts! Every step you take brings us closer to offering hope to
underprivileged widows and their children.
founder, Mrs Chinwe Bode-Akinwande (CBA) added that CBA Foundation is
dedicated to promoting the protection of widows primarily and their vulnerable
children in Nigeria, to build immediate and lasting hope, confidence and
courage in their lives.
walk was preceded by aerobics which started by 7.00am while the walk kicked off
at 7.20am at the Maruwa Bustop (second roundabout, Lekki, Lagos)
About CBA Foundation
Foundation is a registered humanitarian organization under the Corporate
Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
2015 to date, CBA Foundation couldn't have recorded these milestones
without our donors, partners, supporters and volunteers under
their 5point agenda...
Women empowerment/ capacity building: over 4,100 widows reached out to
Health intervention: over 670 underprivileged widows administered to
Nutrition: distributed food items to over 2,300 underprivileged widows
Quality basic education: 32 children reinstated in school
Self-employment scheme: 42 widows financially empowered to start a business of
widows are denied their rights, subjected to abuse and evilom their homes
because they lost their husband, no form of inherit of property or land. Widows
are forced into exploitative work to support themselves and their families.
According to UN Women during the last International widows day – June 23, 2014
estimated 115 million widows currently live in poverty, and 81 million have
suffered physical abuse, some from members of their own family. It has been
observed by various studies that widowhood is an issue that affects more women
are more than victims; they are mothers, caregivers and heads of households.
Widows of all ages and their children should be treated as full and equal
citizens and their rights should be protected.
Women advocates for the empowerment of widows everywhere and supports this in
Asia, Africa and Latin America. Part of our broader work in CBA Foundation is
to set out to work in partnership with widows’ organizations so widows can live
free of stigma and discrimination, with dignity, rights ad economic
independence, and have a voice in decisions that affect their lives in the
household and the public sphere.
We Work With:
Support group for Widows
Private & Public Sectors
the Walk4Hope, CBA Foundation calls for stronger action to end widespread
discrimination against widows.