United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) New York, USA
UNGA week is an opportunity for WBF to learn from our international partners and share insights that will allow us to recalibrate our approach to achieving the MDGs and setting the agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNGA week saw the launch of the MDG Advocates’ Leaders report on Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement’ which underlined the need to invest in education, adolescent girls, and women empowerment to achieve the MDGs, particularly with respect to MNCH.
Kwara School for Special Needs
The foundation makes regular donations to the Kwara School for Special Needs. WBF works towards ensuring that disabled individuals have equal access to educational opportunities, economic prospects, and social amenities including healthcare and legal support. WBF provides scholarships, grants, training, wheelchairs and mobility aids to disabled individuals.
Neimeth Kids Club
WBFA launched the Neimeth Kids Club and deworming programme in schools across Kwara ensuring the welfare of children in schools across the state.
Northern Governor’s Wife Scholarship Scheme
Scholarships were awarded to select Kwaran students including three students from H.E Toyin Saraki’s Northern Governor’s Wife Scholarship scheme, ensuring their secondary education.
Visit to the Maternity Wing of UITH
On Independence Day WBFA visited the Maternity wing of Unilorin Teaching Hospital, The Children Reception Centre - Gaa Akandbi, Kwara Remand Home - Oko Erin, and the School for Special Needs. Donating goods for the betterment of the children and parents at these facilities. This was followed later in the year with visits to hospitals and homes of the less fortunate to provide for families at Christmas time.
Shea Butter - Kwara
WBFA participated in a sensitisation workshop organised for Shea Butter producers in Kwara State to ensure the quality of their products. The workshop which spanned four days had 8 resource persons including two volunteers from the United States of America. The workshop focused on technical training on how to improve the production of shea butter; proper packaging method of the product and marketing.
Illorin Metro Park
WBF provided funds for the full renovation of Illorin Metro Park to include the structure and all the equipment to create a Children’s playground within the Metro Park.
Almuwahideen Nursery and Primary School - Ori Oke
Sponsored the purchase of land and construction of the Almuwahideen Nursery and Primary School for Ori Oke Community in Kwara State Equipping the school with teachers from the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to ensure ongoing quality education for all pupils coming through the school.