The unveiling of the NGO and inauguration of the Board of Trustees comes up November 3rd, 2013 at Bispoke, Lekki, Lagos.
The programme is designed to reveal the initiative to stakeholders, prospective individual and corporate sponsors. Its sole purpose is to create awareness to the society at large. It is going to be a gathering of the crème d’la crème as dignitaries all over the world would grace the event.
The NGO would be declared open by her Excellency, Abimbola Fashola, wife of the Lagos State Governor.
The Board of Trustees to be inaugurated are Sir Mike M. Okiro, Former Inspector General of Police (Rtd), Chief Tunji Braitwaite (Ph. D), Mrs.Modupe Jimoh Ibrahim (Vice Chairman, Global Fleet), Chief Mrs. Edith Mike Ejezie(MD/CEO Gosord Oil & Gas Ltd.), Mrs.Abiodun Olujimi(Former Deputy Governor Ekiti State), Chief (Dr.) Isaac Olusola Dada, Councillor Anna Mbachu(Groove Green WardLondon) Ifesinachi Ugwuonye (Leading Consultant of Citi Bank, USA), Mrs.Monilola Ogunsanya (Chartered Accountant / Fashion Designer).
Women and Modesty Global Initiative was borne out of the need to conserve female folks and preserve the most cherished African Culture. The NGO advocates decent and enviable lifestyle among African women. It focuses on the celebration of a virtuous woman and emphasises on dress- sense, conduct, carriage, civility, decorum, courtesy and the role of motherhood in the life of an African child.
By extension, the NGO caters for the wellbeing of an African woman/child by fighting against domestic violence, female mutilation and other vices that could impede the happiness of the African woman. Women constitute the building blocks for family values and catalyst for the progress of any society, thus, their rights should not be abused.
Towards carrying out the above objective, other programs have been designed which will follow shortly after the unveiling. These are:
Courtesy visit to all Governor’s wives- This campaign is a collective effort by everyone to make the country a better place, thus, it is only natural that women in authority should join to promote this noble cause. It is a social demand on all Governors’ wives to participate in this project and promote decent lifestyle among women in their respective regions.
Celebration of Womanhood: This is an event packaged to celebrate women of decent lifestyles. The program will portray various drama and musical representations on the theme “Modesty and Decency in the African Woman”. Also, awards will be given out to some deserving individuals /role models of decent dressing in Nigeria.
Miss Modesty Pageant- The pageantry is designed to showcase the pride of the African woman by revealing how the African woman can look beautiful in pageants without protruding her private areas. The pageant will feature beautiful models in modestly designed African prints and attires.
Hitherto, the NGO has contributed immeasurably to the society with its charity works. Some orphanage homes have been visited and food items given out, likewise the Old people’s homes. Also, schools have been visited and gifts such as writing materials and sanitary pads were given out. There have also been numerous counselling on sex education and parental guidance.
The NGO is founded by Ambassador Emelda Osuji, popularly known as “Madam Modesty”, a public servant, society woman and philanthropist. She hails from Anambra State and happily married to Mr Charles Osuji.
This reputable non-profit making organisation is proudly endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and the Cooperate Affairs Commission, CAC.