WOMEN DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (WODIA)
          
                         
                                       Expanding Opportunities, Enriching Lives---
                                                                             Investment in Women is our Goal ---                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WODIA COMPLEX

                                                                                                                












                            





                                                                     


                                                                    WOMEN ARE AGENTS OF REPRODUCTION --- RESPECT THEM !

                                                                    WOMEN ADD VALUE TO LIFE --- APPRECIATE THEM !

                                                                     WOMEN ARE YOUR MOTHERS --- LOVE THEM !


Some  of WODIA’S Previous Activities                                                  
                                                                                                                                                             
A. Health Enhancement and Longevity Program (HELP)

1.    Commemoration of International Day Against Drug Abuse on June 26,2009   
                                                                                                                       

2.  Commemoration of International Day of Families with a seminar on Prevention of Diseases That Cause Sudden Death Among Children and Adults on May 15,
2009                                                                                            

3.   Commemoration of the World Health Day with a seminar on Causes and Treatment of Arthritis and other Bone Diseases on April 7, 2009                          

4.  Commemoration of the International Day for The Elimination of Violence Against Women marked with a seminar on Health Information To Prolong Life on November 25,
2008                                                                                      

5.  Seminar on Health Information To Promote Long Life on July 29, 2009        

6.        HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health and Disease Prevention                                      

B.  Poverty Reduction Projects                                                                         

C.    Self Employment For leadership in Future (SELF) Program    


A. HEALTH ENHANCEMENT AND LONGEVITY PROGRAM (HELP).

1  Commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking on June 26, 2009:  Marked by visitation and Presentation of Gifts to the Federal Neuro Psychiatric
Hospital, Yaba Lagos to appreciate the contributions of the establishment for caring for mentally ill patients due to drug addiction. Food items, toiletries, drugs and cash donations were given to
the organization by WODIA. Organizations that supported WODIA are: Yaba Local Council Development Area, Lagos, Bel-Impex Limited (Member of Boulos Group of Companies), P.Z. Industries,
and GlaxoSmithKline PLC.












Picture shows Visitation of WODIA to the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos on June 26, 2009.

            Drug Abuse is Suicidal--- Never Get involved in it !

2.   Commemoration of the International Day of Families on May 15, 2009.
Marked in collaboration with the Igbogbo Baiyeku Local Council Development Area, Lagos, (LCDA) with a Seminar on Prevention of Diseases That Cause Sudden Death among Children
and Adults.
The Medical Director of Ikorodu General Hospital, Dr. Mobolaji
Olukoya who delivered lectures on the subject, ably   
represented the Lagos State Commissioner for Health. Other
resource persons were Dr. Sodipo (Representing Lagos State
University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH), Dr. Paul Maijeh
(representing Nigeria Medical Association) and others.   
Attendance was over 250 people from Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA.




  






Students in Attendance At Igbogbo LCDA                                                                                                Officials of WODIA, Gen.Hosp. Ikorodu and Igbogbo LCDA
                                             
                                                  Picture shows visitation of WODIA to Igbogbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.

Good Families Make the World Enjoyable--- Let’s Celebrate them !

3.     Commemoration of the World Health Day on April 8, 2009.
Marked with a Seminar on the Causes and Treatment of Arthritis and other Bone Diseases held in collaboration with the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos (NOHIL). Program
was held at NOHIL with the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Wahab Yinusa in attendance.

Resource Persons were consultants from NOHIL. Attendance comprising of corporate audience and representatives from all Local Government Areas of Lagos State was over 500 people.

Consult your Doctor before you Fall Over  --Stay Healthy !

4. Commemoration of the International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, 2008.
Marked with a seminar on Health Information To Prolong Life at Hall 36, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Health, World Health
Organization (WHO), LUTH, United Nations Information Center (UNIC) and Lagos State Ministry of Justice. Attendance numbered over 200 people.


Prevent Emergencies    And      Stay Healthy !


5.   A Seminar on Health Information To Promote Long Life held on July 29, 2008
held in collaboration with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). In attendance was the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Dr. Femi Olugbile.

Attendees including the representatives of the Lagos State Deputy Governor, the State commissioners for Environment, Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and others numbered over 600
people.


6.      
HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health and Disease Prevention- Since 2005,
WODIA has involved in Enhancing Environmental Friendliness, Care for the Aged, Counseling Girls Against Prostitution and Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV/AIDS Transmission. WODIA
mobilizes support for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, implements activities that reduce stigmatization of People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWA), Drug Addiction, Malaria and Maternal Mortality.

                                                                    
              







            
                    From Health Neglect                                                                TO                                                                       Health Care!


B. POVERTY-REDUCTION

WODIA implemented two phases of Micro-credit sustainability and Poverty Reduction project from
December 11, 2007 to March 25, 2008.
Theme of project was
Delivering the Grassroots from Financial Powerlessness and Topic of Seminars was How and Where to Obtain Small Loans and Medium Scale Loans for
Personal and Business Development.
Program was implemented in participation with Gapbridge Microfinance Bank Limited, Citiserve Microfinance Bank Limited, Lagos State Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Local Government
Areas, Association of Market Men and Women (Lagos State), Bureau of Transportation (Ogun State) and others.

Seminars were held on same Theme and Topic in five different locations in Lagos State namely:
(a)Multipurpose Hall of LTV 8, Ikeja, Lagos.
(b)Onigbongbo Local Government Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos.
(c)Sandgrouse Market (Lagos Island),
(d)Suenu Palace, (Adeniji Adele), Lagos.
(e) Alade Market, Ikeja, Lagos.

As at date more than 900 traders have benefited from small-scale loans as a result of this WODIA’s economic initiatives.


Poverty is an Enemy of Mankind ---Let’s Conquer it!

C. SELF EMPLOYMENT FOR LEADERSHIP IN FUTURE (SELF)
The Self Employment for Leadership in Future (SELF) is a skill acquisition program for unemployed people. It is an initiative that enhances self-employment for future leadership. Through
sponsorships from philanthropists and Agbado Oke-odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, WODIA has been involved in the vocational training of women and youths in various
trades to empower them for self-reliance.
Vocational Training Promotes Economic Independence --- Let Us Invest Into It!



                                                               

                              FEW OF WODIA' S PAST ACTIVITIES  
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