Foundation to organize Medical Check-up, Seminar, others for widows

By Achadu Gabriel

An NGO, Wounded Not Broken Love Foundation {WNB) has line up a number of laudable programmes of event for activities to mark the 2021 International Widows’ Day celebration in kaduna state.

The proprietress of the foundation Mrs. Oge Nonyelum who made the disclosure in an interview in Kaduna said the programmes of event for widows’ day include, medical check-up, seminar, media sensitization on the plight of widows among others.

Mrs Nonyelum, a business woman and Associate member of Nigeria Union of journalists,
also said the foundation, meant for widows, orphams, less privilege and drugs abuse addicts have organised several empowerment programmes for members to keep them socially and economically viable.

“We try to let them Know that though they’ve been wounded one way or the other, but that they’re not broken. That there’s always life after death.

“The programmes we’ve line up ahead of the international widows days is that, we’re trying to carry out sensitization in the media concerning the plight of the windows, to make society understand that they should not be rejected or abandon in anyway.

“There’s also going to be medical checkup and seminar for the windows. Even though some of them have been widows for up to 30 years, they will still come together and thanks almighty God that has been keeping them and their children all this while, on a Sunday..
On previous empowerment programmes organised for the windows, the founder said “We’ve always embarked on entrepreneurship programmes on skills acquisition, encouragement seminar.

Mrs. Oge Nonyelum

According to her, the 6 years old foundation, empowered the windows and others, one way or the other, to be able to be self reliance.
“Our members are many, about 150 members. Most times we’ve more and less people on board during events depending on the assignment.
“We meet last Friday of every month of in Barnaawa in kaduna in an apartment. All of us come together to discuss issue, share the joy.
“We source for funding through meeting and writing to cooperate organizations, government, Companies individuals for supports in any area they could. We use to do this to put a smile on their face.
“The foundation was founded based on the love that came through love. Though before I lost my husband, I do give widows something. So I’ve a sympathy for them. I was too young when I lost my husband, less than 35 year. I ought to asked many questions, why I loose my husband at a very young age.
“How I’m able to cope, and got a vision, is that it’s for me to know what others are facing to be able to lift them.
“And I now decided that, the best way; because if your not the one wearing the shoe, you’ll not know where it pinches you.
“You might be seeing it from distance and think is an easy task. I found out that I’m wearing the shoes and, if I’m telling somebody about my pain, the person will be able to understand.
“But if you don’t have it, telling somebody I’m sorry, she may not understand even with a wound. I’ve pass through the pain, still passing, but still stand tall. I was able to encouraged and so be able to direct.”, she narrated.

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