It was indeed a moment of joy and celebration galore, as over one hundred widows, less privileged one and people in needs benefitted from Women of Substance Progressive Initiatives, WOSPI based in Nigeria and in Diaspora, with the headquarter in United Kingdom, which they described as unprecedented one and first of its kind
The auspicious ceremony took place last week at Convent by Wandam, Boji-Boji, Owa, Delta State.
WOSPI is an apex Non- Governmental Organization, whose mission is to put smiles on faces of widows, less privileged ones and people in needs. Without mincing words, their impacts is so remarkable ,to the extent that their presence drew women from within and outside Ika land to give them palliative and also promised to empower them in any vocational skill of their choice.
In their kind nature, they distributed rice, beans, salts and cash to the women,as way of giving back to the society.
While addressing the gathering, the General Coordinator of the Organization, Princess Dandison stated that their coming to Ika land is to help the widows, less privileged ones and people in needs.
“In Nigeria, there are lot of people that needs help. I feel so bad when I see women suffering. This group is an NGO organized by some women to empower the less privileged ones in our society. Today, we are in Agbor to empower people that are in need. We have done such in Imo and Enugu States respectively.
I told my people that we can’t continue to be giving people palliative but let us empower them and encourage them to have vocational skills that will enable them to be self reliance. Today,we are giving out palliative and to support it with cash.
Our next gathering, we promise them that the Governor wife and other Honourable Members will be in our midst.
We want to set up a vocational skills to engage these our young women to learn hand work. We are also going to empower them with the tools to work with. For our old women, we will place them on salary. By so doing, they will be able to stand on their own to empower others in the society
During the Covid19 lockdown, we did outreaches where we helped and supported our parents who are over seventy years of age in Agbor, which lasted for three months”, she reiterated.
Also speaking, the Diaspora Coordinator of the Organization, Mrs Rose Aliago averred that it is a good thing to be in their midst this day.
In her words, “If a woman can stand by herself, no body will look down on her, rather she will be valued any where in the society. Nigeria today believes mostly in spiritual things, which I know that it exists, but we can’t only depend on that, rather we should build our lives on love. Women should love themselves. If we can help our fellow women, there will be no more suffering. Let us help our selves, so as to stop the suffering of women in the society. Empower yourself and your children, so they will not depend on any body.
Whatever you are giving to do, do it properly. We should love ourselves, so that we can live together as one happy family.
Vocational SKILLS are good, and as such, any one that wants to engage in it, we will sponsor it for her”.
Also, the Delta State Coordinator of the Organization, Mrs Florence Kingsley said that the essence of their gathering is to put smile on the faces of the widows and less privileged ones by giving them this palliative. She mentioned that they have been in the United kingdom for a while but they just arrived Nigeria and today being the first of its kind in Agbor.
She enjoined the widows to always pray to God, remembering that God has not forgotten them. She added that they are here to assist them in any capacity, so as to raise a society, where women can stand without demanding from their husband.
On her part, Mrs Lucy Okpuzor, who spoke on behalf of the women expressed gratitude to God and the Organization for their kind gestures towards them, noting that they have indeed put smiles on their faces, praying God to prosper and grant them their heart desires in all areas of life.
The Organization used the medium to call on well meaning individuals, Private sector, government, sons and daughters of Ika land to assist them, so as to execute their plans. For inquiry call: 08166078754,+447508901910, 09054750407, 09019244251 and www.womenofsubstanceinitiatives.com
Mrs Rose Aliago and Princess Dandison
The leaders of the organization flanked by the beneficiaries
Mrs. Florence Kingsley giving palliatives to one of the women