The American Women’s Club (TAWC) in Lagos is an organisation that has been around since 1961 and was founded by expatriate American women who found themselves in Nigeria. Its main aim is to synergise, network, create a soft landing and above all embrace and give goodwill in their immediate community, thereby impacting the country positively and leaving the country better than they met it.
TAWC held a celebration recently at EVE Restaurant, Victoria Island to celebrate 55 years of achievement and impact, the event welcomed new members, returning members and their guests.
With over 4,000 Nigerian scholarship recipients in its 55 years of existence, the main attraction of the celebration was hearing testimonials from the scholars in person and via letters read by members throughout the audience. A case in study was a young man who used to be a security guard but is now a practising lawyer, due to the scholarship scheme of The American Women’s Club.
From publishing books such as Lagos Easy Access (LEA), raising millions for charitable organizations, giving hours of in kind service to schools, hospitals, orphanages and more, and giving scholarships to over 4,000 Nigerian individuals who are now doing well in their different endeavours, the aim of TAWC is to be able to have even more future success stories to share about Nigeria. It is open to welcome more members and donors and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was an eventful 55th-year celebration!