The Rural Widows and Orphans Foundation (RUWOF), a humanitarian, non-governmental organization, with the vision, mission and objectives of giving succour to the indigent widows and orphans in the rural communities in Nigeria and beyond, has put machinery in motion for the public presentation of its maiden publication, THE SUCCOUR MAGAZINE.
According to RUWOF founder, Dr. Hilary Ibe, the event will take place as follows: VENUE: RUWOF House, Yar’Adua Drive, By Onitsha Road, Owerri, Imo State; DATE: April 3, 2021; TIME: 10am.
Speaking on the cardinal objectives of the magazine, Dr Ibe said, “Succour, in its simplest form, means assistance and support in times of hardship and distress. The focal objectives of the Succour Magazine is, therefore, based on this cardinal meaning, which can be outlined as: providing assistance, aid and support in times of hardship and distress. The Succour Magazine, therefore, dwells on the alleviation of the hardship and distress of rural widows and orphans, using various SUCCOUR programmes,” adding: “The foundation thought it wise to bring its activities to the knowledge of the public. Publicity, about the organisation’s activities in the areas of its approved mandate to give succour to the targeted groups, is aimed at encouraging passionate individuals, groups, organisations, government, corporate bodies and donor agencies to put appropriate structures and machinery in place in their plans to accommodate these indigents in the rural communities.”
Giving further details of the Foundation, Dr Ibe clarifies, “The Rural Widows and Orphans Foundation (RUWOF) was founded in 1998 in Umuanunu Nsu, Ehime, Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, by my humble self, Dr. Hilary Ibe. At its inception, it was known as “Divine Project”. It was incorporated in 2006 and was issued a Certificate of Incorporation in the same year by the Corporate Affairs Commission.
“In order to strengthen its statutory existence and recognition, the Foundation went further to get registered at the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Abuja, and also the Imo State Ministry of Women Affairs (where the Headquarters of the Foundation is located) in 2007.
“RUWOF, as the organisation is popularly known, has chapters in 27 states, and over 37 operational centres in different parts of Nigeria, as well as one in Ghana.”/ SHARE THIS
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