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LAPO Mentors NGOs On Operational, Financial Management

Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has organized an intensive capacity development training for 46 Non-Governmental, Community Based Organisations undergoing its mentoring programme across the country. The 2-day training which was held in Benin City was facilitated by Prof. Omokhoa Adeleye, a Management Consultant and Community Physician at the University of Benin with Prof. Andrew Tafamel of Read More

Brief Citation on Godwin Ehigiamusoe PhD, CEO, LAPO Group

  Dr Godwin Ehigiamusoe is an accomplished social entrepreneur and a foremost microfinance practitioner who has applied the concept of social enterprise to successfully build a number of enterprises which address the needs of persons and businesses at the bottom end of the society. In late 1980s, he founded LAPO (Lift Above Poverty Organization) – Read More

LAPO Empowers 50,723 Beneficiaries with Maternal, Child Health Sensitization Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the health and well-being of 50,723 women and children in the first half of 2020. Acting Executive Director, Dr Ayobami Honestus Obadiora who disclosed this at a strategic review meeting with senior management staff stated that the beneficiaries were sensitized on Read More

LAPO Workplace COVID-19 Prevention

LAPO Workplace COVID-19 Prevention   COVID-19 is caused by a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, that is, normally transmitted between animals and people. The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a disease caused by this new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in human.

Ayobami Honestus Obadiora

AG. ED SPEECH AT IYEKOGBO COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH

His Royal Majesty, Omo’N Oba’N Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba of Benin Kingdom, Oba Ewuare II The Honorable Commissioner for Health, Edo State The Executive Chairman, Oredo Local Government Council Hon. Members, the Legislative & Executive Arms of the L.G Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Agency Traditional & Religious leaders The Medical Team Civil Society Organisations Read More

Ekperi Community Agog As LAPO, Japanese Embassy Commission N28m Rice Mill Project

UGBEKPE-EKPERI – The serene community of Ugbekpe-Ekperi, in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State came alive on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 during the official commissioning of the Rice Mill Project built by the people of Japan in partnership with Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO). It was a joyous moment for the locals as Read More

FOUNDER SPEECH AT THE OFFICIAL COMMISSIONING OF THE UGBEKPE-EKPERI COMMUNITY RICE MILL PROJECT IN EDO STATE 2020

The Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, His Excellency, Kikuta Yutaka The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11 The Executive Chairman of Etsako Central LGA, Comrade John Osi Akhigbe The Egiegbai II of Ekperi Kingdom, Alhaji D.Y.E. Kanoba Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Gentlemen of the Press Ladies Read More

  World Cancer Day: LAPO Holds Cancer Sensitization Campaign, Emphasizes Regular Medical Screening Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has enjoined Nigerians to embrace the culture of regular medical cancer screening as a preventive measure against the infection. Speaking at the 2020 World Cancer Day Campaign organised by LAPO in Benin City, the Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo expressed concern thatcancer Read More

LAPO Improves Community Health, Screens 103,606 for Common Diseases

LAPO Improves Community Health, Screens 103,606 for Common Diseases The Executive Director of Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), Sabina Idowu-Osehobo has expressed the organization’s determination to curtail the incidence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) in target communities across the country. She said LAPO screened and treated 103,606 community members for HIV, malaria, high blood pressure (BP), blood sugar, hepatitis Read More

LAPO Supports Rural Farmers With 11bn

LAPO Supports Rural Farmers With 11bn Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the nation’s food security status as well as enhanced the production capacity of 129,637 rural farmers with a loan disbursement of 10,936,270,300 in 2019 financial year. The figure represents 49% increase over the sum of 7,342,503,550 disbursed to the beneficiaries in 2018. The Executive Read More

HIV/AIDS Intervention Project: LAPO Seeks Commitment Of Oredo Legislative Arm

HIV/AIDS Intervention Project: LAPO Seeks Commitment Of Oredo Legislative Arm Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) has appealed to the Legislative Arm of Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State to commit itself to mobilize target communities, schools and health personnel in the council area to participate in its current HIV/AIDs intervention project. As a part Read More

LAPO Combats Cancer, Screens 27,689 Community Members

LAPO Combats Cancer, Screens 27,689 Community Members Cancer mortality remains the highest in Africa and among the highest in the world, according to the World Health Organisation. As a development organisation, Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) is committed to disease prevention and health improvement in Nigeria. In 2016, the organisation initiated the LAPO Community Campaign for Cancer Read More

LAPO Equips 3,304 Micro Business Owners With Business, Financial Skills

LAPO Equips 3,304 Micro Business Owners With Business, Financial Skills Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are agents of economic growth, job generation and poverty reduction all over the world. In Nigeria, they are playing an important role in income distribution, employment and wealth creation. As a part of her contributions to the development of Read More

LAPO Promotes Human Rights, Grants 2,017 Women Free Legal Aid

LAPO Promotes Human Rights, Grants 2,017 Women Free Legal Aid  Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) promotes all-round progress for women and gives voice to the voiceless and the poor in society. Since 1987, the organization has been defending the rights of abused and violated women in Nigeria through pro bono service. In 2019, LAPO granted 88 vulnerable Read More

LAPO Empowers 1.2 Million Nigerians With Health, Social Services

LAPO Empowers 1.2 Million Nigerians With Health, Social Services Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved the socio-economic and health conditions of 1,257,297 community members across the country with her innovative services in 2019. A breakdown of the figures indicates that 274,929 persons were reached with direct services in target communities while 976,368 were empowered through Information, Read More

Pregnancy Awareness Week: LAPO Sensitises 2,300 Beneficiaries

  BENIN CITY – Over 2,300 beneficiaries were reached on Tuesday at Egor market and environs during the sensitization exercise carried out by Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) to mark pregnancy awareness week. Speaking on the theme of the awareness week which is, “Safe motherhood and healthy living, “LAPO’s programme officer, Onouorah Awele Vivian as Read More

THE 19TH ANNUAL LAPO DEVELOPMENT FORUM SPEECH 2012

  Honourable members of Edo State House of Assembly, Honourable Commissioners, Distinguished Senior Public Servants, The Chairperson, Special Guest of Honour, Development Partners, Civil Society activists and leaders, Leaders of thought, Distinguished scholars, Members of LAPO, Staff of LAPO, Gentlemen of the Press, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen On behalf of the Board of Directors, members Read More

2014 LAPO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION SPEECH

  The Chairperson Guest Lecturers Special Guests of Honour Development Partners Community and Civil Society Leaders Members of the Press Ladies and Gentlemen It is indeed an honour and a privilege for me to be part of today’s occasion put together by LAPO to mark the 2014 International Women’s Day. LAPO recognizes that gender relations Read More

2015 LAPO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION SPEECH

The Chairperson Guest Lecturer Special Guests of Honour Development Partners Community and Civil Society Leaders Members of the Press Ladies and Gentlemen On behalf of the Board of Directors, members and staff of Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), I warmly welcome you to this occasion put together by the organization to commemorate the 2015 International Read More

2014 Lapo International Women’s Day Celebration Communiqué

  Preamble Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), a poverty-focused development institution marked the 2014 International Women’s Day celebration in Benin City with the theme: “Inspiring Change: Enhancing Women Equality in Decision making.” The programme, chaired by Hon (Mrs) Esohe Jacobs, a former member of the Edo State House of Assembly provided opportunity for participants including Read More


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