Women’s League Secondary School, Ogbomoso
Multiple Projects 2010 – 2023
Project Managers: Dr. David Adeniran and Ron Wasson
The Women’s League of Ogbomoso (WLO) has operated a secondary school since 1999 for children of impoverished families. The women of the WLO believe that education can help these students break out of poverty. Parents are asked to pay what they can, and the WLO works to raise money to make up the shortfall.
NFW has collaborated with the WLO on a number of projects over the years to assist this important school. In 2010 NFW provided funds for a security wall built by local workers to prevent vandalism, as well as the intrusion of goats and chickens and the messes they would leave behind. In 2014 NFW gave funds for science lab equipment, library items, and sports equipment, as well as plastering and ceilings in seven classrooms, with the WLO supplying the labor. In 2019 NFW funded more classroom supplies to help the WLO’s limited funds pay employees and operational expenses.
Located in a bustling city of over a million people, the Women’s League school provides a high level of education to help its students break out of the poverty in which they live. Families are asked to pay what they can; the shortfall is made up by funds raised by the Women’s League.
The efforts of the WLO and NFW have helped extend the life of the school, but great financial challenges in 2023 threatened continued operations. Rather than see the school shut down, the WLO requested that Oyo State take over to ensure continued operations. Before doing so, the state asked the WLO to bring up standards in equipment for teaching biology, chemistry, physics, agriculture and other areas. NFW provided the funds to cover these upgrades, and consequently the school can continue serving in its special mission.
David Adeniran and his wife Esther serve on the school’s board. He managed the purchase of materials for these projects and recruited local volunteers who did the work.
“We are strengthened and blessed by NFW’s support in providing security and protection for our students.”
—Mrs. Olori O. A. Adewuyi
Secretary, Women’s League
“We thank you for the love you extended to us to add more value to our school.”
—E. O. Olabiyi, Principal