Members of the International Association of Lions Clubs, District 404 B-2 under the auspices of Ikeja Viva L’Amour Lions Club recently held an empowerment programme for women in Lagos State during which the club generously gave away items such as local oven, local gas cooker, cylinders and Hoses, Kenwood mixer, queen’s cake tray, food stuffs amongst other things.
Chairman of the event, former President and director of Viva L’amour Lions Club, Ikeja, Mrs. Rose Kate Nwamara after appreciating her fellow Club members said that it was indeed another remarkable accomplishment of the Lions Club objectives. “Lions Club is the largest service organisation that exists on earth and whenever there’s a problem, the lions clubs are represented there, whether it’s natural disaster or personal tragedies, we are always there to help.
“Viva L’amour Lions Club always have project every month and this month, we have been doing the empowerment of women because there are so many women who would like to do certain things to assist their homes but are not able to do it because of lack of finance and that’s why we take it upon ourselves to empower them today and to meet this dream, we have supervised the arrangement of the giveaway items to help these families,” she noted.
The President, Mrs. Helen Mbakwe explained that one of the core projects of the Club is to feed the hungry and that’s why the club’s empowerment specifically focuses on mothers. “In Viva L’amour this year, we decided to empower mothers so that they can earn and be able to feed their families. We have done different projects, not necessarily mothers or women empowerment, but series of activities all aimed at helping the needy in the society.”
Mrs. Olubusola Ogudipe, on behalf of the beneficiaries appreciated the club for its care and love towards them. “We are deeply grateful for the care and wonderful gifts to us because they would really be of great help to us and our families, and we promise to use them effectively for the purpose they are given and for the betterment of our families”, she said.