The Mothers Pride Initiative has made another history by empowering women and widows. In a shift for greater achievement in women/widows empowerment program , notable and impactful stakeholders were present at the event – ranging from government officials to reputable organizations and philanthropists from all works of life.
A director at the Ministry of Trade,Mrs Seye, and representative of the Lagos Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development were present. The Ogun state Agency For Mass Education representatives were also at the economic empowerment event to certify all skill empowerment graduates of the free Skill Acquisition program of MPD Initiative.
More than ever before, the NGO gave more than 300 women – most especially widows – food items like yam, rice spaghetti among others with 23 women being empowered with start up capital from #100,000 to #30,000 in different Cooperative Units of the organisation.
Dr Raymond Osho, the CEO of HMO,Life worth Limited educated the women on taking up Health Insurance to prevent sudden death usually caused by depression. Also at the event was occasion was the national secretary of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Comrade Yinka Folarin who enlightened the women on the fundamental rights to be a full participants in politics in Nigeria.
Barr.Maureen Opara also educated the women on gender based violence. Women in their hundreds testified to the positive impact of the MPD Initiative. Registered participants cut across Lekki, Lagos Island, Mushin, Ibafo ,Mowe, Sango ota, Magboro, Ogba area of Lagos and Ogun state. An health-based organization, Rain International, was also present to give free medical checkup to participants while also recommending drugs to them.