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Foundation urges government to do more for widows, vulnerable kids


Cross section of widows at the event

Cross section of widows at the event

Members of the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation recently converged on Lagos to reminisce about the life and times of its founder, the late Alhaja Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi.

Afolabi, a philanthropist and industrialist, would have been 88, on September 27, 2016.

The Foundation, established in 2008, was her brainchild, which aimed at touching the lives of the widow, poor and persons living with disabilities.

“The four core areas of the Foundation include: education, health, economic empowerment and humanitarian activities, ” the Executive Coordinator of the foundation, Mrs. Foluke Ademokun, said.

She said the event was to celebrate an icon and a kind -hearted mother, who touched many lives when she was alive.

Ademokun urged the government to do more for widows and the less-privileged, while charging the women to imbibe good morals, family values and to give proper training to their children and wards.

One of her daughter-in-laws, Mrs. Olayinka Afolabi, described her late mother-in-law as “a kind and generous mother.”

She advised all the beneficiaries of foundation, especially those on scholarships and vocational training, to make the best use of the opportunities.

Apart from giving scholarships to brilliant but indigent students, the foundation has been organising free medical check-up and treatment for the people.

Food items were distributed to over 200 women and attendees.

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