First ladies converged at the annual Arise Women’s Conference hosted by Pastor Siju Iluyomade of the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s City of David Parish.
The Arise Women Conference 2016 themed ‘Grace to Grace’ is an organisation committed to accelerating nation building through the empowerment of women.
Guest ministers are Pastor Mrs. Grace Okorede and Pastor. (Rd.) Becky Enenche of Dunamis International Gospel Church. At the conference, there was free medical treatment, cervical cancer screening, skin care consultation, free eye tests and glasses, free checks on blood sugar level and blood pressure.
Arise Women is a faith-based non-governmental organisation committed to accelerating nation building through the empowerment of women in the society and has impacted, inspired and encouraged over 15,000 women to achieve their God-given potentials, by the words and teachings of carefully chosen and proven speakers. In the last seven years, Arise has established three mobile clinics to bring primary health care to neglected communities, medical needs for over 15,000 women in different areas.
Through partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, ARISE has been able to train many women in various skills like fashion designing, hat making, soap making, hair dressing and so on. With their school health initiative, ARISE will be de-worming five thousand pupils in Lagos State-owned schools, 30 free Dialysis Sessions in partnership with Healing Stripes Hospital and Arise free Women’s Clinic twice every month. ARISE through its conference has hosted speakers from across the world such as Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye, Mama Trice Shombusho, from Tanzania and Reverend Mrs Obii Pax-Harry from the UK.