By Temitope Ojo
Former Face of Culture Africa, Jennifer Okechukwu, has urged the
Federal Government to design a programme that would have a direct
impact on widows in the country.
Miss Okechukwu, the founder of Queen Jennifer Unity Foundation
(QJUFOUNDATION), made the appeal at the weekend at the First edition
of empowerment program for widows in Agwu LGA of Enugu State.
Jennifer also called on the government and other stakeholders to make the task of alleviating the suffering of widows and their children a priority.
According to her, The Foundation is currently executing an empowerment
program on fashion designing, soap Making where widows and orphans
were being trained and also screening for cervical cancer will be made
available for this Widows.
She solicited the support of public-spirited individuals, corporate
bodies, government, foundations, local and international donors for
funding its projects.
Gift items, such as rice, wrappers, tomatoes paste, salt, plantain
flour, and other household items were distributed to widows.