A Lagos-based non-governmental organization, Chinwe Bode-Akinwande (CBA) Foundation, has set aside Saturday, December 7, 2019, for its annual five-kilometre-long walk tagged Walk4Hope. The charity walk, taking place in Lagos, will take off at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island by 7am.
A statement from the organisers explained that the walk is aimed at raising funds for the protection and support of underprivileged widows and their vulnerable children in the society.
Founder of the foundation, Mrs Chinwe Bode-Akingbade, an enviable banker, said proceeds from this year’s walk would be channelled to school support project for pupils in its adopted schools and for empowering selected underprivileged widows to start business.
“CBA Foundation was established to alleviate sufferings and pains of the less-privileged, especially widows and their children in the society.
“We currently have over 600 authentic widows on our profile, and the children of about 90 percent of them have dropped out of school because of lack of funds.
“So, even if it’s the basic education we are able to give to them, they can build on it. We don’t want children who should be in schools on the streets because their mothers cannot afford school fees. Who knows if the future president is among them? Every child should have access to education and a good life and that is what CBA Foundation intends to achieve.
“To change our society and make the world a better place, we must love, give and share no matter how small. Hence, the net proceeds of this year’s walk will go to back to school support project for pupils in our adopted schools and for empowering selected underprivileged widows to start business,” she said
“Therefore, every step count! Every step you take brings us closer to offering hope to underprivileged widows and their children,” Mrs Bode-Akinwande concluded.
The organisers further said registration for the walk has started via: www.cbafoundation.org/registration.
Since 2015 to date, CBA Foundation has reached out to thousands of underprivileged widows and children through skill acquisition training, health intervention, business start-up, clothing, nutrition and tuition fees for the children.
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