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The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

Olajumoke’s passion for raising leaders and helping people to achieve their potential led her to establish the faith-based philanthropic NGO Awesome Treasures Foundation. Awesome Treasures Foundation founded in 1999, is a faith-based non-governmental organisation recognized by the United Nations which raises transformational leaders towards a national renaissance in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) declared by the United Nations. The foundation has a mission to raise 1000 leaders by 2030.

Awesome Treasures has since inception empowered over 11,500 women, men and youths through its numerous skill acquisition programs. She has also organized over 110 summits with a combined attendance of over 70,000 attendees to promote these causes, with these summits held across the world, the organisation has awakened and renewed purpose, shifted paradigms, transformed lives and raised hundreds of entrepreneurs with notable success. Awesome Treasures is registered across three continents.

She established this foundation due to her passion to help people achieve more, and for two decades she and her team have been raising transformational Leaders and promoting health education, vocational training, business training and leadership skills development.

Camp Dawn, is an educational camp program designed by her, to address the education gap for inner-city kids. She also conceptualized Awesome Princesses, which is an initiative that provides care for young girls from the slums of Lagos who are at risk of sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS, supplying medical screenings and educational intervention

Awesome Treasures closely mentors youths and women for transnational leadership and entrepreneurship through vocational training, business classes and leadership training that takes place across Nigeria. She also has a syndicated radio podcast on leadership “Voice of Change” where she shares leadership nuggets, life lessons and insights to help young Nigerians become better individuals and achieve more both in their personal and professional lives. This podcast reaches over 15 million people per episode.

Recognizing that these goals cannot be met through the conventional organs of government, Awesome Treasures Foundation has employed the tools of advocacy and direct intervention to help nations achieve these goals which directly address the most glaring deficiencies in our national life. The realisation of these goals which would form the basis for national socio-economic growth and the realisation of its potential is the Foundation’s strongest objective.

She served on the jury of the prestigious Cartier Women’s Initiative Award and joined the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation philanthropic network, which is a body engaged in developing best practices in philanthropy globally. She is a member of the Board at Vocational Training and Professional Development Academy (VPDA), The Purple Girl Foundation and Strategy for Mentoring Initiative and Leadership Empowerment (S.M.I.L.E).

She also served as a Director at Hamilton Prep School (2018), British School of Lome (2012) and Fountain Holdings Limited (2011).

Adenowo has been honoured with numerous awards for her philanthropy. These include Forbes Woman Africa Entrepreneur of the Year 2020, The New African Business Woman of the Year Award 2015, the International Alliance for Women World of Difference 100 Award and the Cambridge African Society Award.

In 1991, Adenowo was included in the 'Who Will Be Who in The 21st Century' by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, UK. She is a Vital Voices Lead Fellow and a Member of the Global Philanthropy Forum, The African Philanthropy Forum and The African Leadership Network.

She has also been honoured as an Ambassador of Excellence for outstanding achievements in Architecture and Women's development by her alma mater.

Recognised as one of Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women by Forbes Woman Africa. She was recognized as one of Nigeria's 100 Most Powerful African Woman by WIAW and Africa's Most Inspiring Business Woman by the La Batisseurs Des Economie De L’Afrique.

Awesome Treasures Foundation - https://awesometreasuresfoundation.org/

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