When women are empowered, they reinvest in their families and their communities. By so doing, they contribute their quota into making the world a better place for all – Dr Olawunmi Oni-Buraimoh.
DR Olawunmi Oni-Buraimoh is a lecturer at the Department of English, Lagos State University, Ojo. But not just that Dr Oni-Buraimoh is an academician, she also has a heart of gold. She is standing tall above all obstacles to help unprivileged women and girls in the community have a share of life’s opportunities and success.
Dr Oni-Buraimoh launched her foundation, Women and Girls Empowerment Foundation International (WOGEFI) not too long ago. The foundation has a crystal-clear objective: to provide empowerment for women and girls so that they can live up to their full potentials, give hope to the women and girls who need it. Women and Girls Empowerment Foundation International (WOGEFI) has not skipped crawling, but the foundation, led by Oni-Buraimoh, sure has a big heart and it’s determined to make an impact on the lives of women and girls who need help.
When Dr Olawunmi Oni-Buraimoh is not within the walls of a lecture room, she is in the communities trying to see how to help poor women and girls get along in life. Usually, she would reach out to well-meaning people, corporate organizations, and donor agencies for donations and support, and then sow the resources into the lives of her concerns.
The amiable lecturer’s recent outreach is something worth mentioning.
She hinted AlimoshoToday.com, “A man reached out to me from Makoko on behalf of women and girls in that part of Lagos State. He said they needed food and money. I told him I do not subscribe to just that type of empowerment. I need to know the skills that the women have and how we can support them, in order to utilize those skills that they have so that they can continue to make money by themselves.
“We met with them on Saturday 30th of October, 2021. I was so happy the women and girls present understood our concept of empowerment. We got a list of what they needed and gave them food and a token.”
But the food and token are just consolatory. WOGEFI is now out, in search of well-meaning individuals and businesses who might donate to the women and girls what they need to be established and manage their lives.
“Now, we need well-meaning individuals and corporate organizations to support these women and girls. The items they listed include sewing machines, laptops, ovens, soap mixing machines, and so on.
“When women are empowered, they reinvest in their families and their communities. By so doing, they contribute their quota into making the world a better place for all”, she added.
To support WOGEFI, reach out to Dr Oni-Buraimoh on 08134319353 and 08134319343.