UK-based philanthropist launches NGO to help indigent Nigerians
United Kingdom-based philanthropist has launched a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), ‘Vicharles Foundation,’ in Nigeria to help indigent Nigerians.
The founder of the NGO, Mrs. Victoria Obaze, told journalists in Lagos yesterday that the foundation was founded to touch the lives of the less privileged, the destitute, street girls and empowered women across the six geopolitical political zones of the country.
Obaze said the first phase of the foundation was launched in Imo State, where some items were donated to the needy and the vulnerable.
According to her, the launch of the North Central region was done on February 8, 2020 at the Palace of His Royal Highness, Dr. Ibrahim Yaro, the Etsu Bwarri, Abuja.
She said: “The essence of the NGO is to empower youths, women and the less privileged especially in the rural areas on skill acquisition programmes for self-reliance and to reduce crime and ensure sustainable living condition in view of the global economic meltdown. We also want to help the destitute and the street girls by empowering them with entrepreneurial skills.
They are also going to organise a workshop, exhibitions, lectures, seminars, sporting activities, training, exchange programmes from other NGOs to promote the objectives of Vicharles Foundation.
Also, the National Coordinator of Vicharles Foundation, Comrade Frank Ikegwuonu, said the organisation was not just an NGO, it, according to him, also collects data, information and relevant publication.
He said: “We are also carrying out survey, research projects, networking on art and cultural issue, women’s rights, education policies and health care issues.
“The NGO is working assiduously to touch the lives of the needy and vulnerable across the country. Even some royal fathers who were present at the South-East and Abuja where the first phase of the event took place, showered encomium on the founder of the foundation and urged her to empower more women in the society.