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DRP Lauds Ebonyi First Lady’s Empowerment Efforts for Marginalized Communities

The Disability Rights Protection Initiative (DRP) has applauded Chief Mrs. Mary-Maudline Nwifuru, the wife of Ebonyi State Governor, for her commendable efforts in providing education, healthcare, and empowerment opportunities to marginalized communities, including persons with disabilities, women, and children.

Chikwado Chukwu, Executive Director of DRP, extended the commendation during a program organized by the First Lady’s pet project, Better Health for Women, Children, and Internally Displaced Persons Foundation (BERWO), held in Edda local government area.

Addressing the underprivileged individuals, including persons with disabilities, Chukwu emphasized the critical role of education in breaking societal barriers. He praised BERWO for its commitment to educating women, children, and individuals with disabilities across the state, equipping them with essential skills and empowerment opportunities to contribute meaningfully to society.

“Education is one of the key tools BERWO is utilizing to dismantle societal barriers across communities in Ebonyi State,” remarked Chukwu.

Earlier in the program, Engr. Dr. Stephanie Chima-Ekumankama, Chairperson of Edda LGA, underscored the importance of self-empowerment, urging participants to take responsibility for their lives and not rely solely on others for assistance.

“We are the architects of our destiny. We must take charge of our lives and utilize the opportunities provided to us,” stated Chima-Ekumankama.

She highlighted BERWO’s impactful initiatives in providing education, healthcare, and empowerment opportunities to marginalized communities, expressing confidence in the foundation’s ability to achieve even more with the support of Her Excellency and the Ebonyi State government.

Chima-Ekumankama, representing the governor’s wife, distributed cash gifts, food items, and wrappers to the participants, encouraging them to take advantage of BERWO’s awareness campaign to register with the Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency (EBSHIA) for medical support, particularly for pregnant mothers.

The program, attended by over 200 participants, including persons with disabilities, the elderly, and children, also saw the participation of various stakeholders from different groups in the local government area.

The event served as a testament to the commitment of Chief Mrs. Mary-Maudline Nwifuru and the BERWO foundation towards uplifting marginalized communities in Ebonyi State through education, healthcare, and empowerment initiatives.




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