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Community leader : Chief Wanda Ibru recently in Lagos
The 2012 fundraiser for the Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation (BOF) was kicked off this year in the month of July by Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya MFR, who appealed to the Civic community in Nigeria, for continued support of the Annual Harmattan Workshop Series.
Chief Wanda Ibru, a community leader based in Lagos and Agbarha- Otor, Delta State of Nigeria responded to this appeal by supporting and giving scholarships to 25 indigent community women who will be beneficiaries of the 2012 Annual Harmattan Workshop, and who other wise, will not have been able to attend the workshop.
The support for the rural women, in her response was calculated at developing the skill set of community women in Agbarha-Otor, so that they can develop modern skills like jewelry and bead making in order to empower them selves financially and improve their personal situations.
Olorogun Wanda Ibru has been a long time supporter of the Annual Harmattan Workshop Series (HWS), which by 2012 will be in it’s 14th edition. This 2012 support coincides with the 80th Anniversary celebration of the founder of the workshop, Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya.
The HWS is an initiative of BOF, and has steadily grown over the years to attract trained and untrained participants, who share experiences in a conducive learning environment.
Generally the participants for the HWS come from all over Nigeria and beyond to the Niger Delta Cultural Center located in Agbarha- Otor, near Ughelli in Delta State of Nigeria.