The event which was a gathering of concerned Nigerians also attracted eminent Nigerians with passion for vulnerable groups that have suffer huge losses and are going through challenging situations in the family front.
The team agreed that it would focus on inspirational books to tackle various societal issues the first of which was the widows’ project. The team settled on the name ‘Addo’ which in Latin means ‘to inspire’ and added the word ‘project’ which would convey the mission – ‘Inspirational Projects’.
Mrs. Oyewole added that, Through The Fire, is its first project. It tells the stories of 31 women who have lost their husband and their challenges thereafter. She also revealed that “the book addresses emotional, financial and lega limpacts from widowhood. It also offers advisory to men on how to make adequate preparation for their family prior to death”.
Oyewole concluded that, it is important for everyone to have a copy of the book because there is something to learn. Her Words: it advice on the psychological effect of such a loss, provides legal and financial information useful to everyone. The book also implores men to prepare their wills and secure theinterest of the families they leave behind in the event of death. The book provides a list of a few organizations and support groups for widows in Nigeria. It is a book for all us. The book will be available in these formats: paperback, hardback and e-book”.
Dr. Pamela Ajayi, a member of the project also spoke about the goal of her group; “we are out to provide support for those who mourn and offer needed voice for the right and privileges of widows who are denied of their rights after their husband passing”.
Part of the money raised will be shared among widow support organizations and churches and other bodies at the fore front of providing and protecting rights of widows in Nigeria.
The Addo Project has been established as a legal entity, separate and distinct from the project members and formally registered to provide the requisite services.