Afara Leadership Centre is a project of Women’s Board (Educational Cooperation Society). A Yoruba word meaning bridge, Afara seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the different aspects of holistic development of the human person. It was set up in 1987 to provide a venue for personal development and growth of young women in their years of tertiary education.
To meet the dearth of female leadership by grooming young women to be proficient professionals, able mothers and people with a passion and capability to be catalysts of positive change in their environment.
To provide personalized attention to motivate young women to pursue academic excellence and foster concern for other people’s well-being while at the same time developing their inner selves through the struggle to acquire virtue.
The spiritual and doctrinal formation given in the centre is entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature in the Catholic Church.