Grace Adekoya - Nigeria
I joined Inner Wheel Club of Abuja in December 1988 and later transferred to Inner Wheel Club of Garki as a Charter Member. Since Ijoined Inner Wheel, I had served in various offices at the Club, District and National levels.
As a Club President (1992/1993), I initiated the sponsorship of a girl (whose parents died in an automobile accident) through her secondary education. This was taken over by subsequent Presidents. Scholarship was also given to a brilliant indigent student to study Mechanical Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,
As District Chairman (2001/2002), I encouraged all Clubs in the District to campaign against prostitution and child trafficking which was rampant then. An incubator was donated to Neonatal Ward in Garki General Hospital. The first 2 babies delivered on the 10oth of January 2002 in two hospitals (Wuse General Hospital and National Hospital) were presented with gifts in honour of Oliver Golding.
As National Representative (2012/2013), in fulfilment of happier futures, school materials were donated to indigent students in Primary and Secondary Schools in all the 3 Districts (911,913and 914). Poverty alleviation through widows' empowerment was also initiated.
I promise to work relentlessly in order to uphold the Aims and Objectives of International Inner Wheel by promoting true friendship among Clubs in countries allotted to me, encouraging the ideals of personal service and fostering international understanding. More women will be encouraged to join Inne Wheel to enhance growth.
My passion is to continue the campaign against child trafficking/ abuse, prostitution and violence against women.
I will diligently carry out any responsibility allotted to me as a Board Director to move our noble organisation forward.