In a symphony of inspiration, impact, and empowerment, Arise Women Foundation, under the visionary leadership of Dr. Siju Iluyomade, is set to illuminate the Nigerian landscape with a dazzling celebration of its 15th anniversary. Themed #StepUp, this milestone event stands as a testament to the foundation's unwavering commitment to uplifting women and the vulnerable.
Dr. Iluyomade, in a captivating press conference, unveiled a vibrant lineup of festivities for this remarkable celebration. Commencing with the prestigious Arise Global Press Conference held at the Four Points Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos on October 8, 2023, the foundation gears up for a spectacular series of events.
The extravaganza kicks off with the Arise Walk for Life on Saturday, October 14, 2023, transcending global boundaries. A rallying call for people of all ages, this free event promotes physical and mental well-being. Dr. Iluyomade emphasized its goal: "To raise awareness of the importance of regular physical exercise and proper health checks."
Following this, the Ikoyi Club will host the esteemed Arise Golf Tournament on Friday, October 20, 2023, offering not just sporting prowess but a unique networking opportunity with business leaders and philanthropists.
Saturday, October 21, 2023, ushers in the Arise Football Novelty Match at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island. A thrilling clash that unites Arise Women supporters against a team of celebrities and business leaders, showcasing the power of unity through sportsmanship. Young Female Football enthusiasts are also encouraged to attend and participate.
The pinnacle of the celebration is the Arise Women Conference at Trinity Towers and simultaneous event centers along COD road, Dideolu Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. Graced by dignitaries, it stands as a testament to the foundation's commitment to fostering inspiration and hope.
A Visionary Approach: Beyond Celebration to Sustainable Impact
Dr. Siju Iluyomade expressed her excitement for the upcoming events, stating, "We are excited to celebrate our 15th anniversary with these events. Arise Women has been committed to empowering women and young girls for the past 15 years, and we are grateful for the support of our partners and donors who have helped us make a difference in the lives of so many."
In line with tradition, no fewer than 5,000 less privileged participants will receive the Arise Food Basket (Pink Buckets), and farmers will be empowered with fertilizer seedlings.
Beyond Borders: Influential Participants
The celebration anticipates the attendance of influential figures from diverse sectors – First Ladies, Senators, Ministers, captains of industries, academia, market women, armed forces, and more. This diverse assembly symbolizes the far-reaching impact of the Arise Women Foundation.
Themes with Purpose: #StepUp, Preventive Healthcare, and Spiral Wealth Creation
The overarching theme, #StepUp, encapsulates the essence of self-development, empowerment, and influence – all critical elements for human capital development. Dr. Iluyomade stressed that this theme would permeate every aspect of the anniversary celebrations.
Moreover, the Arise Walk for Life shines a spotlight on preventive healthcare, aiming to shift the narrative from curative measures to wellness. Dr. Iluyomade highlighted the financial benefits, stating, "Preventive healthcare saves the nation trillions of Naira or dollars on healthcare delivery. Moreover, it guarantees longevity, prevents idleness, and averts chaos."
Recognizing the potential of sports beyond recreation, Dr. Iluyomade emphasized, "Sporting is a source of spiral or pyramid wealth creation. It's not just a physical activity; it's an economic catalyst that stimulates growth across various sectors."
As Dr. Siju Iluyomade and Arise Women gear up for this spectacular celebration, the foundation's commitment to empowering women and transforming lives in indigent communities continues to shine as a beacon of hope and inspiration.