About Us

 

We Ignite Lives for Greatness Nigeria Initiative

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Our Story

We are a youth-led Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in July 2019, dedicated to promoting, protecting, and advancing Human Rights especially the rights of women and children. We further focus on youth and women development through empowerment, leadership, and mentorship development programs.

VISION: To create a society where everyone’s rights will be upheld, where all will have access to economic, social, and political opportunities to actualize their potential.

MISSION: Impacting, empowering, and transforming the world, one life at a time.

Core Values

Helping Others

We are dedicated to helping others and making a difference in the world.

Giving back to society

As an organisation, we are driven to give back to our community, and the world at large.

Integrity and Honesty

We strongly believe in integrity and honesty.

Servant Leadership

We believe in servant leadership and in building leaders that will not only lead with a difference but will change the world.

Community

We are passionate about togetherness and building community within the organisation.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our organisation is open to everyone. We believe in diversity and inclusion as it allows everyone to be heard and contribute to changing the world.

Collaboration

As an organisation, we are open to collaborations. No one is an island and we believe in working together with others to change the world.

Team Building

We believe in building and teamwork because every member of the team brings and contributes a different flavour and idea of making the team at its best.

Empathy

We are an organisation driven by empathy. Within the organisation and our relationship with others, we are always empathetic to the feelings and situations of others, and this further drives our projects, programs, outreaches, and community development work.

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OBJECTIVES

  1. To promote and protect Human Rights especially the rights of women and children.
  2. To build a community of human rights champions impacting lives and making a difference in the world.
  3. Empowering women by strengthening their socioeconomic status and providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to live a sustainable and healthy life.
  4. To create educational awareness among the local communities in Nigeria.
  5. Advocating for gender equality by conducting seminars, walks, and conferences among others.
  6. To help and generate training programs for self-employment of women and educated unemployed people and to work for adult education.
  7. Inspire girls and women to be the best they can be and aim for excellence through capacity building and mentoring.
  8. Support the development of social and emotional skills including self-esteem, leadership, and assertiveness in our beneficiaries
  9. Advocate for and encourage Girl-Child education in Nigeria.
  10. Encourage civic participation of girls and women and contribute to both political and legislative process through capacity building, civic education, and advocacy.
  11. Work towards accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Team

Blessing Yahaya

Co-Founder

Blessing Yahaya is a Legal Practitioner with years of experience in Corporate Law,
Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law, she earned her LL.B. (Hons) from the
The University of Abuja in 2012 and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2013. Blessing is passionate about community development, youth and women empowerment as well as quality education especially for the underprivileged.

Igube Veronica Pana

Co-Founder

Igube Veronica Pana is an Associate Counsel at Technology Advisors (ICT Lawyers| Consultants) with a specialization in Technology Law. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Abuja (2012) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. She is a Fellow of the Margret Ekpo Youth Fellowship 2020, TIJ- UNODC Borderless Youth Fellowship 2020, African Presidential Leadership Program (APLP) 2019 and a Mentee, Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) 2020.

Ukeje Gabriel

Project Manager

Gabriel is a Civil and Human rights lawyer working with a Private law firm in Abuja.
Gabriel earned an L.l.b degree in Law from the University of Abuja as well as a B.L
(Bachelor’s degree in Law) from the Nigerian Law School with Qualifications in Project Management, Forensic Investigation and Dispute resolution.

Omolaraeni Olateju Odeniyi

Team Lead, Ibadan, Oyo State

Omolaraeni Olateju Odeniyi is a Legal Practitioner with 6 years’ experience in providing legal services. She works as an Associate Counsel at A& G L.P. Ibadan, Oyo State. She is a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nigerian Bar Association -Section of Business Law (NBA-SBL), Chartered Institute of Arbitration (UK). She is a Doctoral Applicant at the University of Ibadan.

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A Letter from the Board

Welcome,

By choosing to be here, then you also share our vision to help create a society where
everyone’s rights will be upheld, where all will have access to Economic, Social and
Political opportunities that will aid them to actualize their potentials in society and the
world at large.

The “WE IGNITE LIVES FOR GREATNESS INITIATIVE” also known as WiLG is a registered, Youth-led, non-profit organization founded in July 2019, our primary focus is on protecting and advancing Human rights in society especially "Child and Woman  Education". This is an approach to make Women self-reliant and thereby enabling them to lead a life of dignity and purpose. We further focus on Empowerment, Leadership, and Mentorship development programs aimed at building the strength of character, independence, and life skills to advance the course of women and children in society.

Just being part of us is a significant contribution that will go a long way to bridge the gap
between the fortunate in life and the destitute, between the empowered and the
downtrodden, between the educated and the ignorant.

Just being a part of us will go a long way to inspire members of the society to volunteer, campaign, and to donate to the cause of those who are putting in their best efforts to help the less fortunate in terms of getting human rights for the indigent, championing the cause of Women and Children in the society, improving living conditions and assisting in the proper education of those who have little or no access it. We would like to appreciate our Partners, Supporters, and volunteers, thank you for your dedication and commitment to our cause, we hope to eliminate these challenges and to encourage and support persons to lead happy and
productive lives.

Once again it is a great privilege to work with Volunteers such as you, who want to
support WiLG and make a positive difference in our society. Volunteers like you have
harnessed the potential of our young staff and encouraged us to work with sincerity and
commitment and our efforts have been met with success due to the support of generous
and caring people like you. Your one step will help many women and children to lead a
better life.

We have a great many ways for you to contribute to this great cause, you can choose to
Volunteer as a mentor, Share your space, Donate or Sponsor a Child. You can read
more about the opportunities we have above.
Together can show the World that as individuals and as an organization, we care about
making our community a better place. Together, our contributions help create lasting
change and a brighter future for children, families, and individuals in our community.

We all win when WiLG makes investments to help our children be successful in school and
life; our families become financially stable; and people make healthy choices because
together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.
Thank you once again for your support towards a noble cause.

Igube Veronica Pana

Co-Founder, WiLG

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