Charity they say begins at home, and so has Ambassador Ayo George put into practice with his Foundation’s project titled, Love, Gifts and The Widow, targeted solely at widows in Oyo State where he resides.
The project which commenced in 2021 with 100 widows, has grown into reaching out to 300 widows in 2023. Widows from various communities in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State are assembled each year to be trained and empowered. Sharing of staple food and health checks are also in the program.
Pace Awards, one of the biggest award platforms in Oyo State, a project that celebrates people in the State that have been exceptional in the previous year, honored and commended George for his charity works. Residents in Ibadan have attested to how the Widows Project has turned vulnerable women into businesswomen that can now feed their families, which actually works towards SDG number 2.
George was also commended for lending his voice to a community called Oluyole where his tweets drew the attention of the State Government to the terrible state of the bridge, and it was fixed within 6 days after his tweet. The Pace Award commended George and tasked him to do more for society.
Ambassador Ayo George is the President of the Christiana George Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization that focuses on Widows, Girl Children, Fibroid Patients, and Rape Victims. He is also the Convener of Enterprising Women Awards Africa, an award platform that discovers, commends, encourages, and awards enterprising women to do more for society.