About NWAG

We Are NWAG

About Us

In 2000, Mrs. Dayo Keshi invited a handful of dynamic Nigerian women to her residence to discuss how we could combine our efforts to impact the lives of Nigerians at home and abroad. Many of the women gathered were accomplished individuals who belonged to various community organizations. The birth of NWAG was to combine our efforts and harness our talents as Nigerian women, in service to accomplish more in our communities. Thus our motto: “TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE”

Membership

Membership in the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia is voluntary and open to all Nigerian women by birth or marriage, 21 years or older, residing in the State of Georgia, USA. NWAG Bylaws

Benefits

  • The joy of using our talents/skills to serve humanity
  • Sisterhood and networking with fellow Nigerian women
  • Annual retreat for members
  • Serving as a resource group to the Metro-Atlanta schools and community on Nigeria and Nigerian culture.

Nigerian Women Association of Georgia "Together We Achieve"

Nwag Fact Sheet (As Of 2015)

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 46 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, 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

Major accomplishments in Nigeria

  • Awarded 436 scholarships to female college students representing 36 states and FCT
  • Support the nutrition program of 11 orphanages in 10 states & FCT through the Beacon 100 campaign; since 2009, provide holiday gifts through the Angel Tree Project.
  • Shipped 4 containers of medical supply worth over $1 million to 12 community hospitals in 11 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 Labor 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 o Supported Society for the Welfare for the Blind in Nigeria (SWBN)
  • Support and collaborate with organizations that conduct Medical Missions in Nigeria
    • Eko Club International (2010, 2012)
    • Mercy Foundation (Medical Mission)
    • Hope Foundation, Kogi State (2014)
    • Awarded 369 scholarships to female college students representing 36 states and FCT
  • NWAG Conducted her first Medical Mission to Nigeria in Osun State in collaboration with these organizations:
    • ANPA
    • NNAG

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 14542 , Atlanta , GA 30324
Phone: 770–496-4380

NWAG Presidents

News Updates

Events

26 Oct
2017 NWAG Awards Ceremony
  • 11 am: Awards Ceremony
  • NAF Conference Center & Suites 496 Ahmadu Bello Way, Kado, Abuja