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About Dr. Siju Iluyomade

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Convener/CEO ARISE WOMEN and Wife of the Special Assistant to the General Overseer, RCCG on Christian Social Responsibility and Pastor-in-Charge of RCCG, Region 20

Dr. Siju was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 and has been in active legal practice since then. She is a Partner in the Law firm of Iluyomade & Iluyomade & Co., Legal Practitioners focusing on Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance and Construction Law, Energy Law, Insolvency Government Relations and International -JointVentures. She has practised Law in several Courts in Nigeria including the Supreme Court of Nigeria and she is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as well as the International Bar Association (IBA).

In recognition of her contributions to legal education and development, the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Lagos Branch, Nigeria presented her a merit award on June 14, 2017. She has also been a discussant and panellist at several legal forums on issues relating to Sexual Offences, Child Abuse, Child and Maternal Health and she is also a major advocate for the girl child education in Nigeria.

Dr. Siju is on the cutting edge of women’s overall well being and empowerment. She is passionate, purpose-driven, a catalyst for change, a vessel of transformation. She speaks up for the rights of women and believes that gone are the days of voiceless women. Dr. Siju pioneered the Handmaidens Fellowship in 1995 which has now become a popular, purpose-driven and multi-generational fellowship that meets every Wednesday from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM to teach and mentor women from all walks of life. Testimonies abound of how the Handmaidens gathering have helped many to find their purpose in life.

The Handmaidens outreach has donated Eight (8) incubators to the Lagos Island Maternity as well as oxygen gauges, blood pressure machines, diapers, baby clothes, toys etc. In addition, the Handmaidens, in conjunction with the City of David, Charity Ball donated a dialysis machine to the Gbagada General Hospital.

Long known to have nurtured charitable hopes, and determination to help women efficiently thrive in life, Siju institutionalized the Handmaidens Women in Leadership Series (HWILS) to build intentional leaders. The HWILS is a platform to equip professional and career women with critical skills, and invaluable networking resources for growth through shared stories which propel them to become accomplished successful leaders at all levels of decision making – political, economic, and public life.

This platform has in a short span of time attracted considerable support from leading women to come together to make progress towards achieving four pillars of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Developments Goals:

1. Quality Education.
2. Good Health and Well-Being.
3. Decent Work and Economic Growth.
4. Gender Equality.

In addition, Siju instituted the BORN TO INSPIRE AWARDS to honour and inspire succeeding generations of women.
She is the founder of the ARISE WOMEN, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and the ARISE WOMEN MOBILE CLINICS taking free medical care to the grassroots and advancing women’s health through health promotion, education and advocacy. She is the convener of the Annual Arise Women’s Conference, a true national landmark programme, which holds every last Saturday of October, for women from every walk of life. The focus and essence of the Conference are encapsulated in its motto “ARISE FOR A WOMAN TODAY” so that the women of influence can take the message of upliftment to the grassroots.

Arise women believe that “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” and that women have great power and influence because they have the greatest influence over the development of the children and the home.
To create role models and spread the gospel of women empowerment, Siju launched the Arise Ambassadors Award to deserving women. The Arise Ambassadors are all over the nation, using their sphere of influence to accelerate nation building.

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Awards

Award of Recognition

Award of Recognition presented by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists.

Recognition Award

A Recognition Award by Her Excellency, Dr. Zainab Bagudu, Kebbi State and her Foundation, Medic Aid

Doctorate Degree

Conferment of Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree by Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko (AAUA).

Woman of the Year Award

Presented at the 2019 Committee of Wives of Lagos State officials conference by Lagos’ First Lady, Dr Ibijoke Sanwoolu, in recognition of her humanitarian gesture

Hobbies

Arise Women Founder Siju

Travelling

Arts and Culture

Opera and Theatre

History and Literature

Resume and Philanthropy

BIO

Full Name
Dr. Sijuade Olusola Iluyomade
Age
56 Years

NAMES OF NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

A.
Arise
B.
Handmaidens Women in Leadership Series (WiLS)
C.
Handmaidens

NATURE OF NGO

IS THE FOUNDATION FAITH DISCRIMINATORY?
ARISE IS NOT DISCRIMINATORY TO ANY RELIGION

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY

- HEALTH

FREE MEDICAL OUTREACHES : TREATMENT/SCREENING LAGOS WOMEN HELD AT 16 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS IN LAGOS STATE.
3.8 MILLION WOMEN/CHILDREN/MEN BENEFITTED
FREE ARISE CLINIC OUTPATIENT [BIMONTHLY] CLINIC AT HEALING STRIPES VICTORIA ISLAND , LAGOS
45,577 WOMEN/CHILDREN BENEFITTED
SPONSORSHIP OF LAGOS WOMEN ABROAD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT/SURGERY – SPONSORED TO BENIN REPUBLIC FOR VVF
10 WOMEN BENEFITTED
ARISE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE - MEDICAL OUTREACH SECTION & FEEDING DURING CONFERENCE
4.2 MILLION BENEFITTED
MEDICAL FAIR: CREATED AWARENESS FOR COUPLES ON PREGNANCY/MATERNAL HEALTH & LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT FOR NATURAL CONCEPTION
40 COUPLES
ARISE WALK FOR LIFE: ANNUAL HEALTH WALK, FOR HEALTHY LIVING
46,030 WOMEN/MEN HAVE BENEFITTED
ARISE DE-WORMING OF LAGOS STATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
12,190 PUPILS BENEFITTED

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY

- LEADERSHIP & MENTORSHIP

THROUGH ARISE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
3.5MILLION WOMEN RECEIVED TRAINING
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN SOCIETY (IWS) CHILDREN MENTORSHIP
OVER 200 WOMEN RECEIVED MENTORSHIP
SPEAKING AT NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
3,100 STUDENTS TRAINED

PHILANTHROPIC WORK

- EMPOWERMENT

ARISE FREE SKILL EMPOWERMENT: ARISE EMPOWERS WOMEN WITH LIFE SKILLS SUCH AS SOAP MAKING/HAIR MAKING/MAKE-UP/GELE TYING/HAT MAKING/BEAD MAKING/CATERING/WIG MAKING ETC
15,630 WOMEN BENEFITED
DONATED BUSINESS INSTRUMENTS TO OVER 50 WOMEN (SEWING MACHINES/DEEP FREEZERS/CAKE MIXERS/GRINDING MACHINES/HAIR DRYERS ETC)
50 BENEFITTED

PHILANTHROPIC WORK

- WIDOW'S EMPOWERMENT

N1,500,000:00 GIVEN OUT TO WIDOWS IN THE STATE
30 WIDOW BENEFITTED
SPONSOR WOMEN TO ASPIRE VOCATIONAL
50 BENEFITTED
BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA COMPETITION
6 LADIES EMPOWERED WITH N600,000 TO BOOST THEIR BUSINESS

PHILANTHROPIC WORK

- DONATIONS

ARISE/FAITH & WORKS DONATED CHILDREN INCUBATORS, OXYGEN GAUGE, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR, PILLOWS, MATTRESSES TO LAGOS ISLAND MATERNITY AND DIALYSIS MACHINE TO GBAGADA GENERAL HOSPITAL.
6 MILLION TO BENEFIT
ARISE DONATED 60KVA GENERATOR SET TO SCHOOL FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED IN LAGOS.
QUEEN'S COLLEGE REBECCA'S ROOM BENEFITTED
EQUIPPED 3 PRIMARY SCHOOLS AT EPE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, LAGOS
BOOKS/TABLES/CHAIRS
DONATION OF FOOD STUFF/ANKARA TO SURA MARKET WOMEN.
OVER 1,000 WOMEN BENEFITTED
DONATION OF FOOD/GIFT ITEMS TO WOMEN DURING ARISE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
4.1MILLION BENEFITTED
ARISE PAID SCHOOL FEE OF CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOL
210 STUDENTS/PUPILS BENEFITED
ARISE/WILS DONATED GIFTS DURING HANDMAIDENS
4,558 BENEFITTED

PHILANTHROPIC WORK

- ADOPT-A-VILLAGE PROJECT ABUJA

ARISE OFFERED DAFARA/KPADUMA/KOBI VILLAGE FREE MEDICAL SCREENING/ TREATMENT
12,540 WOMEN/MEN/CHILDREN BENEFITTED
DONATION OF ARISE HEALTH CENTRE: ARISE BUILT AND DONATED 10 BED FULLY EQUIPED HEALTH CENTRE, WITH PHARMACY TO DAFARA VILLAGE
15,000 WOMEN TO BENEFIT
ARISE BUILT AND DONATED COMPUTERIZED LIBRARY TO DAFARA COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
5,500 PUPILS TO BENEFIT
ARISE DONATED TABLES AND CHAIRS TO DAFARA PRIMARY SCHOOL
4,607 BENEFITTED
ARISE DONATED FREE NOTEBOOKS/TEXTBOOKS TO DAFARA
2,820 BENEFITTED
ARISE DONATED SCHOOL BAGS TO DAFARA/KPADUMA PRIMARY SCHOOLS
1,870 PUPILS BENEFITTED
ARISE CONSTRUCTED AND DONATED BOREHOLES TO DAFARA/KPADUMA/KOBI VILLAGE
625,020 WOMEN/MEN/CHILDREN TO BENEFIT
ARISE DONATED BAGS OF RICE TO DAFARA/KPADUMA/KOBI VILLAGE
52,500 WOMEN/MEN BENEFITTED
ARISE DONATED BAGS OF RICE, SHOES, CLOTHES, AND FREE MEDICAL TREATMENT TO 3 IDP CAMPS AT ABUJA
12,300 BENEFITTED

PHILANTHROPIC WORK

- ARISE GOES TO ONDO STATE

ARISE DONATED FOOD STUFF/GIFT ITEMS TO AJASIN UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
2,000 STUDENTS BENEFITTED
OFFERED FREE MEDICAL CARE TO STUDENTS, STAFF AND COMMUNITY
516 BENEFITTED

PHILANTHROPIC WORK

- ARISE GOES TO IMO STATE

ARISE DONATED GIFTS TO IMO STATE WOMEN
3,000 WOMEN TO BENEFIT

LOCATION OF THE FOUNDATION & ITS ACTIVITIES

LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA
ARISE WOMEN IS BASED IN LAGOS AND LAGOS STATE IS THE MAJOR BENEFICIARY OF HER ACTIVITIES.

MENTORSHIP PROGRAMMES FOR UP COMING PHILANTHROPISTS

YES. THROUGH WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SERIES AND SPECIAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME TAGGED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
10,335 WOMEN BENEFITTED
WEEKLY FELLOWSHIP/MENTORSHIP WITH WOMEN OF LIKE MINDS
2.2MILLION WOMEN HAVE PASSED THROUGH IT.

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