On October 16, 2011 at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos, women of Style and substance gathered together in an event tagged “Woman Of Purpose- A Reviving Evening With Entrepreneurial Women Of Faith”. It was also to celebrate with Architect (Mrs.) Jumoke Adenowo- Founder of ATF, on the launch of her new book titled ‘Prophetic Prayer Manual Volume II’, this book addresses the issues women face in marriage and the struggles of motherhood.
Awesome Treasures Foundation (ATF) is a Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO) that identifies, develops and deploys change agents to positively affect Nigeria in line with the Millennium Developmental Goals (MDGs) declared by the United Nations.
Highlights of the event included ministering by Architect Adenowo, unveiling of the book- Prophetic Prayer Manual Volume II by some strong supporters of the NGO such as Stephanie Okereke, LanreDa Silva Ajayi and Tara Durotoye, a book signing exercise and the cutting of Architect Adenowo’s surprise birthday cake as the day of celebration happens to be her birthday. Architect Adenowo was joined by some special guests including Stephanie Okereke,Tope Adeboye, LanreDa Silva Ajayi and Sola Holloway in the cutting of her cake.
Every year in a series of events ATF gathers extraordinary guests in an evening filled with surprises and special moments. Architect Adenowo and other partners including LanreDa Silva Ajayi, AD Consulting, Voice of Change, Ty Bello, Omar Gardens, Leap Africa, Zappahire Events, Today’s Woman and House of Tara are jointly proud to raise awareness and funds for the very important cause of helping and empowering women, the youth and children in the Nigeria society. This issue is undeniable and ATF, its partners and supporters have taken up the responsibility as caring human beings to come together and change some of the negative issues affecting our society.
The event was also to raise awareness about ATF’s causes as well to raise funds to finance them. This year, the NGO’s focus includes fully equipping and staffing the women’s clinic at the ATF resource centre in Ilupeju, Lagos, creating awareness on legislations concerning the welfare of women in Lagos State and educating women on the processes involved in starting sustainable businesses.
Architect (Mrs.) Jumoke Adenowo, the CEO of AD Consulting- an Architecture and Interior Design firm started ATF in 1991 out of her passion to positively impact on the lives of women and transform the youth in the Nigerian society.
ATF projects are centered on providing entrepreneurship and skills acquisition for women and youths, basic primary education for children, women empowerment and make available efficient primary health care facilities for people who are unable to afford them.
The NGO’s initiatives over the years have attracted over 50, 000 women, young people and children and has changed lives for the better by empowering women and the youth through the provision of entrepreneurial and skills acquisition to over 5, 000 women, providing basic primary education to inner city children, providing primary health care facilities to over 1, 500 people, rescuing over 120 young girls in danger of being sexual abused amongst other initiatives.
Architect Adenowo also anchors a weekly radio program on Classic FM called ‘Voice of Change’ (VOC) which she uses to raise Transformational Leaders in our society, this program airs every Wednesdays on Classic FM at 5.45am. She has created a cycle whereby she inspires and mentors other women and youth who in turn mentor others in a process that aims to pave the way for a national transformation of women, youth and children in our country Nigeria.
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Below are few pictures from the event!