GAPEC EMBARKS ON HEALTH ENLIGHTENMENT/EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM FOR WIDOWS IN ASABA

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A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) Gender Advancement, Prosperity and Empowerment Centre (GAPEC) on Thursday, in Asaba, reached out to selected widows and women for a health education/empowerment program.

The Founder of the organization, Deaconess Millicent Emeyese, while explaining the essence of the program, said it was intended to afford the women, especially the widows, the opportunity to know their health status, in view of the health challenges they faced due to lack of funds and support.

DEACONESS MILLICENT EMEYESE

She added that the empowerment component of the program was to provide succour to the vulnerable women, most of whom had been denied access to their husbands’ property and bank accounts, leaving them to labour endlessly to be able to cope with the challenges of life, especially taking care of their children.

Deaconess Emeyese revealed that the gesture was in line with the vision of the organisation, which centered on empowering and enhancing the quality of life of women, adding that the NGO was passionate about putting smiles on the faces of widows and vulnerable women in the society.

The NGO Founder noted that the organisation was deeply concerned about the plight of widows and the vulnerable and was determined to make their condition known to the relevant local and international bodies in a bid to attract the needed support and make life more meaningful to them.

She solicited the support and cooperation of public spirited individuals and organisations to enable the organisation impact more lives, disclosing that GAPEC recently visited an Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camp in Abuja with relief materials and would want to do more if given the necessary support.

MRS MABEL EMERURE

The event featured a health talk on cervical and breast cancer by a nurse, Mrs. Mabel Emerure, Blood Pressure check, prescription of drugs for free, a question and answer session, as well as the presentation of food items to the widows in attendance.

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