Good afternoon great women of Roundtable Women Group(RTWG). I am honoured to welcome you all to the First Year Anniversary / End of year party this great group.
A little over a year i had the vision of having a women only group where women can come together to network, share ideas, offer training, empowerment programs and assist one another. And by 17th October 2019 RTWG started as a Facebook group with 5 members today we have 595 Women in our Facebook Group and over 200 on our WhatsApp Group.
Based on my personal experience in life i discover that financial independence for women is not negotiable. Analysts have posited that about 80% of women in Nigeria are going through domestic violence issues in their homes and for me i believe becoming empowered and by extension financially independent will be a panacea to end this menace hence our main objective is women empowerment.
In the last one year we have offered variety of training and empowerment programs for our members ranging from Mini Importation, Mini Exportation, Freelancing,Enhancing financial capacity after Covid, Businesses with Zero capacity, Women & Infertility etc.
Also in the midst of the Covid pandemic we were able to provide financial support for about 25 of our members who were private school teachers
In the coming year we hope to provide more training and empowerment for our members, we also hope to do more philanthropic activities like help for the needy, gift to orphanages, family in crisis and financial inclusion for members .
As we continue to build this group i encourage each of us to get involved, participate and become our value added ambassadors.
In commemoration of our anniversary this year we are supporting 2 orphanages with 100k (One in Lagos and One in Abuja ).
I want to say a very big thank you to the following members who have been a great support to this vision
Mrs Tayo Ogunmileye
Mrs Fisayo Olasupo
Mrs Patience Onyemaizu
Mrs Bukola Ojo
Mrs Dupe Obabiyi
Mrs Damilola Adebayo and to all non members who share our vision and has contributed financially to support us and to every member of RWTG I say a big thank to you all.
I have to say that celebrating our first anniversary today with all that we have been able to achieve in a year is a testimony that we are doing well and i am optimistic that the future is bright .
A very big thank you once again every member of RTWG. I love you all Enjoy this anniversary get together.