Year 2020 started on a very bright and promising note. One of the splendid news that came was the nomination of our Lead Volunteer and Executive Director at Bestspring Foundation, Mrs. Aramide Oikelome as one of the 10 Most Inspiring Women In Nigeria.
Wow! This is a huge package from JTAH Foundation. How come? What did we do to deserve such recognition and honour? According to Comrade Favour Benson, Founder and Executive Director of JTAH Foundation, the award is in recognition of the amazing work of Bestspring Foundation to educate and empower the girl-child. What a surprise? We didn’t know people outside Ijegun community have been watching and following our programs and projects at impacting the lives of girls in under-resourced communities and empowering them through education and necessary life skills.
And so, on March 20th 2020, the award ceremony held in commemoration of the International Women’s Day at Planet One, Maryland, Lagos. In attendance were eminent women and men as they discussed on the topic Raising the 21st Century Child.
Panelists at the interactive session included teachers, medical practitioners, civil servants, writers, human rights activists and professionals from different fields of endeavours. Awardees also cut across women that have made their mark as change-makers in various fields of influence, especially as it relates to empowering women and girls, alleviating poverty, protecting their lives and giving them upgrade.
Our profound appreciation to the Executive Director of JTAH Foundation and her team for this honour accorded Bestspring Foundation and the Girls Arise Initiative. We are grateful! .