One of the biggest charity organizations in Nigeria, Arise Women, founded by delectable but unassuming Dr Siju Iluyomade has started making plans to up the socio-empowerment activities of the non-governmental organization in a bid to reach out to more people in 2020.
This is because the Arise team having had a successful human capital development and empowerment activities for over 10, 000 less privileged in the society, mainly women, has discovered the huge level of want of social amenities in the country.
Hence, the foundation championed by energetic lawyer, Siju as she is fondly called, is into another big plan for the year 2020 that will see Arise Women increase its humanitarian and charity activities not only within Lagos and Abuja but also in many other parts in the North.
According to the convener, all the achievements recorded by Arise Women in 2019 will be dwarfed by the 2020 projects. She said, hopefully, not less than 30,000 individuals, mostly women within Lagos, Abuja, Akwa-Ibom, Kebbi and many other states will benefit from the 12th edition of Arise Women empowerment activities.
It will be recalled that, after its successful activities in 2019 which included Arise Vocational & Skills Acquisition programme in Lagos, Arise Health Walk and Arise Women Conference, the team moved to Abuja where the two adopted villages Dafara and Kabusa benefited immensely from the foundation’s gestures.
Among other things, the NGO also commissioned a new borehole for the two communities and enlisted hundreds of women into Arise Women Farmers’ Foundation while it also distributed over 10,000 different items including bags of rice, school bags, soaps, buckets and back-to-school items for the kids.
It has been well articulated in many quarters that Siju’s drive to help the needy since 2008 when Arise Women took effect, has indeed blossomed.
The need to help, particularly womenfolk, has increasingly endeared her to many beyond the shores of Africa.