Women And Family Advancement Initiative(WAFAI) is a Nigerian Non- Governmental Organization; a sister organization to MDCF also founded in 2009 by Dr. Lady Uche Francisca Obi to uphold strong family values through enhancing and empowering women and youths especially girl-child. WAFAI through her activities supports global sustainable development at the local levels through provision of educational resources, leadership opportunities and a global network to support young people especially girls in developing entrepreneurial projects and campaigns to address local and global issues. Dr. Obi through WAFAI has contributed immensely to the growth and development of a just and happy society through organizing seminars and workshops for university youths and women and hosting a biannual free mass Christian wedding ceremonies for over 460 less priviledged couples so far in South Eastern part of Nigeria, a lack which causes social exclusion, deprivation of women’s cultural, social and spiritual rights and domestic violence in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.
WAFAI is registered with the Gender and Social Development unit of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Nigeria and the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria with the number 519395.
DR. OBI UCHE FRANCISCA
Dr. Obi was born on the 9th of October, 1967. She hails from Azia in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. She is married at Uzoakwa Ihiala in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. The marriage is blessed with five children. Dr. Obi though very elegant is an epitome of a virtuous and hardworking woman whose doggedness, humility, meekness and simplicity has made her to excel in her family, academic and career life. Driven by her passion for the girl-child, youths and the less priviledged women of Nigerian society, she formed a Non-Governmental Organization, Women And Family Advancement Initiative (WAFAI) through which she reaches out to many families with her practical and proactive gospel of hope and restoration. Dr. Obi is a Real Estate Valuer and Surveyor and she is the Principal Partner of Uche Joe Obi & Partners, a five-star Real Estate firm at IkenegbuOwerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
Dr. Obi’s academic qualifications include: PhD in Public Administration,Igbinedion University, Okada Edo State; PhD in Political Science (in view), Madonna University, Okija Anambra State;Master’s degree in Public Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Government & Political Science, Imo State University, Owerri Imo State; Higher National Diploma(HND) in Estate Management, Auchi Polytechnic Edo State; Postgraduate Diploma in Education, UsmanuDanfodiyo University, Sokoto. What an academic icon.
Dr. Obi has authored a book and co-authored a book too. She has published many acclaimed articles in academic journals. She has flair for things of God like helping the less-priviledged, cooking, reading, motivational speaking, mentoring and travelling.