Nwag Fact Sheet (As Of 2019)
The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG), founded in April 2000, is a non-profit 501(C)(3), community-focused, service-oriented organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Membership is made up of women who are Nigerian by birth or marriage. NWAG’s mission is to serve our local Atlanta Metro community, and country, Nigeria by empowering, enriching and educating women and the youth, thereby fostering togetherness and excellence in our collective pursuits. NWAG supports organizations whose mission aligns with our mission.
Major accomplishments in the United States
- Awarded 55 one-time scholarships to qualified high school seniors in Atlanta, Georgia
- Annually support Southside Medical Center, Sickle Cell Foundation, International Women’s House, Hosea Feed the Hungry, MedShare International, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Susan G Komen since 2014.
- Organize annual summer enrichment and educational programs for youth and children in the Atlanta Metro area (WAZOBIA Sunfest)
- Conduct outreach to schools in the Metro Atlanta area to educate students about the cultural heritage of Nigeria and Africa
- Provided support to Hurricane Katrina Victims, Carter Center Guinea Worm Eradication Program, Mercy Foundation, Haiti Earthquake Victims and American Cancer Society.
- Since 2008, NWAG volunteers annually at MedShare International. NWAG has also volunteered at Atlanta Community Food Bank 2011, 2015-2017, and Foster Care Support Foundation 2012.
- Since 2009, annual collaboration with National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia (a first for a Nigerian Organization) to showcase Nigerian culture.
- Organize annual Health Fair in collaboration with the Alliance of Nigerian Organizations (ANOG), Nigerian Nurses Association of Georgia (NNAG) in Atlanta & The Association of Nigerian Physicians in Americas (ANPA).
- NWAG received “Community Impact Award” by Overcomers Christian Fellowship in 2014.
- Donated Crocs to children in orphanages in Nigeria in 2014 and 2015, as well as to displaced children in Enugu State, Nigeria in 2015.
- NWAG received “African Community Humanitarian Award” from African Women Leadership Organization (AWLO) in August 2016.
- Collaboration with donations from Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Atlanta Chapter of Links Incorporated
Major accomplishments in Nigeria
- Awarded 547 scholarships to female college students representing 36 states and FCT
- Support the nutrition program of 12 orphanages in 11 states & FCT through the Beacon 100 campaign; since 2009, provide holiday gifts through the Angel Tree Project.
- Shipped 5 containers of medical supply worth over $2 million to 13 hospitals in 12 states in Nigeria.
- Participated in HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in Nigeria
- Collaborate with several organizations in Nigeria with similar missions
- Supported the Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF)
- Distributed blood pressure cuffs to 15 states
- Donated syringes to Boltless Hospital, Ilupeju, Lagos
- Partnered with Nigerian Bottling Company and Prime City Construction to Co-sponsor the 2009 Scholarship Award Ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria
- Supported Society for the Welfare for the Blind in Nigeria (SWBN)
- Support and collaborate with organizations that conduct Medical Missions in Nigeria o Eko Club International (2010, 2012, 2014)
- Mercy Foundation (Medical Mission)
- Hope Foundation, Kogi State (2014)
How Can You Help? Thought you’d never ask!
We accept support and donations from friends and well-wishers like you. With our 501(C)3 tax exempt status, all donations are tax-deductible.
We would really appreciate it if you could put NWAG on your list of charitable organizations. Thank you.
Please Make checks payable to NWAG and send to:
Nigerian Women Association of Georgia
P.O. Box 244132 , Atlanta , GA 30324