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Women of Essence Foundation is a Non Governmental Organisation set up with the mission to  help women discover, pursue and fulfil God’s purpose for their lives. It has since been engaged in activities that empower women to fulfill purpose. In the foundation’s efforts to also empower the girl child who is the woman of tomorrow, the Women of Essence Foundation Outreach Initiative for Girls (WIG) was launched. Part of WIG activities is the annual commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child with a Conference. The organisation is now launching an Essay Competition through which educational grants will be awarded to the top three winners. To this effect, Senior Secondary School girls are invited to submit essays as follows.

Topic: Harnessing the Power of the Adolescent Girl to the Benefit of the Nation.


  1. The competition is open to female students in Senior Secondary School class 3 in Ondo State.
  2. The essay must be written by one individual, joint efforts are not acceptable.
  3. The essay must project fresh ideas not published before now. We encourage originality, plagiarism will lead to outright disqualification.


  1. The essay must address the subject matter.
  2. The essay must abide strictly by the word limit which is between 1000 and 2000 words.
  3. Submissions received will be reviewed by professionals in the academic and development sectors.


The first three winners will be awarded educational grants to study in any Federal University or Polytechnic in Nigeria in the following categories;

1st Prize (N300,000) Educational grant for the period of study.

2nd Prize (N240,000) Educational grant for the period of study.

3rd Prize (N200,000) Educational grant for the period of study.

*Terms and conditions apply*

Mode of Submission

Candidates may submit their essays online at with “Essay Submission” as the subject of the email.


Submit a hard copy at Hallmark Secondary School, Itanla, Ile-Oluji Junction, Ondo/Akure Road, Ondo, Ondo State in a sealed envelope addressed to Women of Essence Foundation and clearly marked ”Essay Submission”

Deadline for Submission

January 30, 2015

WOMEF Founder- Omokorede Fasoro Receives WAF 2015 Think Gender Award.


WOMEF Founder, Mrs Omokorede Holding her award.
WOMEF Founder, Mrs Omokorede Fasoro Holding her Award Plaque.

We are glad to inform you that in the month of October, our founder and coordinator- Mrs Omokorede Fasoro was one of the recipients of the Women Advancement Forum (WAF) 2015 awards in Dubai, UAE. This was in recognition of her contributions towards the empowerment of Nigerian women. The award ceremony was part of a yearly International conference for women organized by ABN Global events based in South Africa. It was held at the prestigious Novotel Hotel World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE.

Mrs Omokorede Fasoro with Other Awardees
Mrs Omokorede Fasoro with Other Awardees
Present at the event were the Fist Lady of Ogun State- Chief (Mrs) Funsho Amosun who was also the Honorary Chairperson of WAF 2014,Wife of the Mayor of Johannesbourg,RSA and Honorary Chairperson- WAF 2015, Mrs Mrs Phili Tau .Some of the other recipients of the award were Otunba (Mrs) Adebola Oshibogun, President Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), and Princess Maria Amor ,CEO of ‘We Care for Humanity’ an NGO based in California, USA.
 Mrs Fasoro also facilitated the pre-conference seminar titled  ‘Personal Discovery for Women’ at the WAF 2015 conference..
We wish her more success in the future as she continues her campaign for the empowerment of women.