CBA Foundation, a Lagos-based Not for Profit organization, organizes a five-kilometer-long walk tagged Walk4Hope every year. The charity walk which is the highlight of a series of activities embarked upon by the organization since January 2016 is aimed at raising funds for the protection and support of underprivileged widows and their vulnerable children. Proceeds from this event will go directly to support programs that directly benefit the underprivileged widows and their children.
The Foundation has also identified the five core areas that will benefit from the proceeds of the event. These include areas on Women empowerment/capacity building, health, nutrition, quality basic education and self-employment scheme. Over 300 persons from various walks of life are expected to participate in this walk annually.
According to the President of the Foundation, Chinwe Bode-Akinwande, the Foundation believes that nurturing and caring for the underprivileged are the cornerstones of human progress. “CBA Foundation was created with the sole purpose of working with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, dehumanization, injustice, disease and discrimination placed on a widow and her child’s path”. She further stressed that the foundation launched the #CareIsAction campaign in recognition of the fact that care without action is not care at all.
“Every step counts! Every step you take brings us closer to offering hope to underprivileged widows and their children, she says, adding that CBA Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of widows primarily and their vulnerable children in Nigeria.
Registration for the walk is open to all and modalities usually announced to the public for participation.
WHO WE WORK WITH:
• Support group for Widows
• Religious Bodies
• Corporate Organizations
• Non-Governmental Organizations
• Private & Public Sectors
Through the Walk4Hope, CBA Foundation calls for stronger action to end widespread discrimination against widows.