The Women of Essence (a.k.a Esther Group) will be hosting The Essence Award Nigeria (TEAN) on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at THE FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON, Oniru Chieftancy Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.
According to Pastor (Mrs) Tosin Popoola, the CEO of The Essence Award,
Women of Essence is a not-for-profit Christian intercessory organization that provides a very strong outreach that addresses women’s needs in particular and the needs of the community in general.
She said that this is done through intercession, education, advocacy and encouragement of the target group, pointing out that the organization also publishes ‘Splendour Magazine’ which is distributed free of charge.
The Essence Award, which is in its third year running in Ireland is making its debut in Nigeria on September 22, 2016.
The Award, which is to celebrate, appreciate, inspire and encourage people and organizations that have selflessly impacted lives and the community, the CEO also said, is not limited to women but open to all.
The Awards are in different categories, including Education, Entrepreneur, Social Impact Against All Odds, Extra Miles, Young Achiever; An NGO or Group, a Company’s Charity or Foundation, Change Champion and Enduring Legacy Award.
The Essence Award is also a fund raising event for worthy societal causes and charity organisations. The proceeds from the event is usually donated to a charity.
The proceeds of the previous Awards held in Ireland were donated to Our Lady Children’s Hospital in Crumlin (Crumlin Research Medical Foundation) while the proceeds of this year’s award will be donated to DR. AMEYO STELLA ADADEVOH HEALTH TRUST (DRASA).
DRASA is a trust set up to immortalise Dr. Stella Adadevoh, who correctly diagonised
and contained the first case of EBOLA in Nigeria. Her heroic efforts prevented a major outbreak of the disease. DRASA focuses on improving and advancing the Nigerian healthcare system with emphasis on infectious diseases.
The gala night where the eventual awardees will be announced will take place at THE FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON, Plot
9/10 Block 2 Oniru Chieftancy Estate, Victoria Island in Lagos on September 22, 2016 from 6pm.
You can also visit : www.esther-group.org