As part of efforts to address the challenges of women going through the pains of cancer, Mrs. Tourism United Nations, Ebele Enemchukwu, yesterday launched a foundation on Breast Cancer Awareness. The W.A.B.I.O. Foundation which was officially launched at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, under the distinguished chairmanship of Senator Princess Florence Ita-Giwa.
The W.A.B.I.O. Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, through which the Founder, Ebele Enemchukwu has set out to remind women, as well as the girl-child that they can be all (and more) they want to be irrespective of marital or birth status.
“Having our focus on women empowerment and improving maternal health, our defined target group are single or married women and girls who have had children, either of their own volition or otherwise. This way, we constantly contribute at creating an improved society made up of more confident and independent women in our society.
“For this unveiling, we desire to emphasise on Breast Cancer Awareness among the womenfolk especially the underprivileged, thereby expanding on our 2016 efforts, as the issue is still very much with us. Working with health professionals, we desire to begin periodic counseling, screening, and continue with the next phase distribution of testing kits to 5,000 women. This will be followed by a robust M&E framework for compliance and feedback until we win the ignorance war. In line with this, our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Eke Grace Ngozi, delivered a paper on ‘Understanding Breast Cancer’.
Ebele Enemchukwu is a wife and mother of three children, and hails from Anambra State. She has worked in the telecommunications industry for 11 years, and currently works as a Training Specialist with one of the Telecommunications Companies in Lagos, Nigeria. She holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology and an M.B.A. from the University of Lagos.
Ebele is equally the current Mrs. Nigeria United Nations (national title), as well as Mrs. Tourism United Nations World (international title). It’s been from one act of charity to another ever since clinching these titles. With Ebele’s reign as Beauty Queen coming to a successful end in July this year, the W.A.B.I.O Foundation is therefore the vehicle on which future charity projects shall run, but with greater focus on women and the girl-child.