By: Wisdom Acka
Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja has concluded arrangements to roll out the drums in celebration of its 20th year anniversary.
It has lined up series of empowerment activities expected to commence 23rd June at the Abuja International Conference Centre, to coincide with the International Widows Day.
According to a pre-event statement signed by founder of the Foundation, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, and released to the media over the weekend, some of the activities include empowerment of 200 widows, specially recognition of 20 of them for withstanding all odds and breaking barriers to lead a respectful life.
Others are a launch of a book titled Rise from the Ashes: a Compelling Tale of Women Journeying through Widowhood, as well as an Ajadu show, which is a documentary that will bring to bare the ordeal of widows.
The book, also an expose on the harrowing experiences widows go through, is meant to erase wrong perceptions many hold about widows so they can be treated better.
Climax of the 20th anniversary celebration is slated for December with a series of activities for vulnerable people and special recognition of all those who kept faith in the Foundation over the years.
Helpline for the Needy Abuja was founded as a charity organisation in 2003 with the mission to advocate for and carry out upliftment of women and children.