By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin
A non-governmental organisation, NGO, operating under the aegis of “Help Women Foundation,” has called on wealthy Nigerians and Nigerians in diaspora to give more helping hands to the less privileged in the society.
Founder of the foundation, Mrs. Ayobola Olupinla, who is also the Kwara State Chairperson of the National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, made the call in Ilorin, the state capital at the launching of the foundation.
She said that ‘Help Women Foundation’ was established as a result of her passion to assist the less privileged people in the society, particularly, the women folk, adding, “I love giving and this is the only reason that prompted me to come up with Help Women Foundation, I believe, it will give me more opportunities to reach out to more people, especially, those that are truly in need in rural areas.
“Help Woman Foundation, is about vulnerable, poorest of the women, women with disabilities and orphans.”
Olupinla added that her Foundation would collaborate with various organizations in the state and the country at large, to actualise this purpose to its desirable level.
At the launching, Help Women Foundation distributed food items and made cash donations to two selected women in each of the 16 local government areas of the state, in addition to five identified people, living with disabilities
Commissioner for Tertiary Education in Kwara State, Hajia Sadat Modibbo Kawu, in her address at the occasion applauded, Olupinla for her kindness and urged wealthy people in the society to support the foundation to achieved its set objectives.
Contributing her own support to “Help Women Foundation”, a medical practitioner, Dr. Janet Ogunmodede, said she was ready to donate two hours per day to give psychotherapy services for the five persons with disabilities free of charge.