OUR TEAM

FOUNDER & CEO

Oyovwe Agatha Kigho

.Oyovwe is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Widows Empowerment Trust. Also, the founder of Glorious women in Christ(GWIC), a Christian organisation with five board members for charitable work. She graduated with a B.SC degree in Chemistry in Nigeria (Delta State University) before she migrated to the United Kingdom, married with four children. In 2009, she obtained M.sc degree in Environmental Protection at Salford University. She realised her passion lies in humanity and care, she therefore obtained a degree in Social Care(BA Hons) at Manchester Metropolitan University 2012.
Oyovwe is working with vulnerable people in the community. In 2007,She worked as volunteers with victim support where she developed more empathy and compassion for people. Oyovwe hopes, gives, inspires,encourages people to learn, and contribute to their community. Oyovwe also support group of widows in Africa(Nigeria).

She developed interest in widows when her good friend loss her husband. Also, her mother was raised by a widow and Oyovwe’s mother could not recover her dream. It was very difficult for oyovwe’s grandmother to cope due to psychological and economical challenges…. Oyovwe made a promise to her mother that, when she grew up, she will empower widows to interpret their dreams. Which turned into a non-profit still in pursuit of that promise today.   However, a dream come through for Oyovwe because giving and empathy is part of her life and very passionate about helping widows and the needy. She admires way Foundation, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Oprah Wilfrey, Dan Eldon, Princess Diana, David Beckham, and Merry widows for their humanitarian work and support……
She wholehearted believes that empathy can change the world to a nicer place. She will not stop to spread humanity. 1Tim 5:3 Honour widows who are widows indeed.... James 1:27

PATRONS

CLLR BASIL CURLEY

DR MARTIN KING

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Board Members

Veronica Ndidi Keke Board member

Veronica had a diploma degree at the university of Lagos where she studied Computer systems Analyst. she worked as a computer analyst with Contract Market Services.. Veronica relocated to Italy to join her husband in 2001. She pursue a career in health sector and did  one year course in Operatorio Socio Sanitario. she worked and supported vulnerable individual with disability in the community for 4 years .In 2012, veronica and her family relocated to UK. Due to her passion and empathy in support, she pursue a career in health sector, supporting individual in the community to able to live independently in the community. In 2012,Veronica lost her dad,and her widow's mother passed through rigorous traditional and cultural abuse, confined her to a room outside the family house for seven days, dressed in black with her hair left unkempt and not allowed to bath.This impacted into Veronica mother's mental health. The Widows Empowerment Trust is a dream comes through for Veronica to fulfill her passion and empathy for widows in the society to feel love and value.  

Dr Paul Ojuederie Board Member

Dr Ojuederie  attended primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Qualified as a medical doctor from the University of Ibadan in June 1977.He did his postgraduate studies at the institute of psychiatry, London and the Liverpool school of tropical medicine and hygiene. He worked in various hospitals in England, Nigeria and southern Africa. He was seconded to Swaziland ministry of health, as a medical officer/psychiatrist by the federal government of Nigeria in 1993 under the technical Aid Corps Programme for two years but stayed on until the year 2001.Dr Ojuederie retired as a chief medical officer in 1997 from the delta state of Nigeria hospital management board, Warri. He is a supporter of world cancer research fund, leprosy mission, age UK, Alzheimer’s society, and CAFOD. He is a member of the society of the little flower and chairman of the delta state of Nigeria community of Manchester and greater Manchester.

Dr Ojuederie is happily married to his wife, Julie (RGN) and they are blessed with four(4)children and grandchildren.

​Keen to use his medical expertise and experience as a board member of Widows Empowerment to support and empower widows.

Kubirate Adima Board Member

Kuburat's professional experience spans across the public sector, not-for-profit organisations and private sectors. Kuburat is married with children. She holds her first degree in Computer Science and Master Degree in Management & Information Systems : Change and Development.

Kuburat has been involved in many community activities both here in the UK, Europe and in Africa where she has been supporting  the less priviledge and being a voice for women, this has contributed to Kuburat being an inspiration to many women out there. Kuburat is very passionate about giving back to the community, her working closing with vulnerable people has developed high level of empathy and compassion.

In her spare time, Kuburat is a food consultant, event planner, food stylist & photographer,.




.Heather Bentley coordinator Manager

Ejiro Richard Kigho

Creative/Programme filed  manager

Racheal Ododo Administrator

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Dennis Bebo

​Website developer and Adviser

Wumi Ajeyi

Supporter Engagement officer

 Ejiro Rita  igho

​Personal secretary

Uviavwodo Tony Sagbodje

PR and Advocacy Officer

Nigeria

Donna Bebo

​Project Cordinator Manager 

Josephine  Adarode

Operations Regional Manager 

Nigeria 

Edirin Fibi Abass Abudu ​Supporter Engagement Officer

Oyovwe Agatha Kigho Founder/ Chief Executive Officer

Veronica Ndidi Keke Board member

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