Awesome Treasures Foundation

ABOUT AWESOME TREASURES FOUNDATION

Raising youth and female leaders since 1999

Awesome Treasures Foundation founded in 1999, is a faith-based non-governmental organization recognized by the United Nations, raising youth and female leaders towards a national renaissance ..since 1999 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) declared by the United Nations.

Who We Are

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 realization of these goals which would form the basis for national socio-economic growth and the realization of its potential is the Foundation’s strongest objective.

Meet the Founder

Olajumoke Adenowo (born 1968) is one of Nigeria’s most prominent architects. She was admitted at the age of 14 to study Architecture at the University of Ife, where she also completed her postgraduate studies gaining an MSc in Architecture. In 1994 Adenowo founded AD Consulting, where she is now Principal Partner. In parallel to growing AD Consulting as Nigeria’s leading architectural practice, she has started Awesome Treasures, a philanthropic foundation focused on working with disadvantaged women and children. She is also known as an author, broadcaster and public speaker. In 2018 she was invited to be one of the judges of the prestigious Cartier Women’s Initiative Award.

In 2019, Olajumoke Adenowo was appointed as a Visiting Professor at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) in Germany. She was honored as a Laureate and a Guest Scientist at the Chair of Theory, History of Architecture and Art & Design arm of the university’s Department of Architecture. This program is established in collaboration with the Bavarian Ministry of Education

As an architect Adenowo’s portfolio includes a host of multi-national and Nigerian clients including Coca Cola, L’Oreal, The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Sterling Bank Plc and Intercontinental Bank Plc.

She is the winner of a number of awards for her work including the International Property Awards (Best Public Service Architecture, 2012), African Property Awards (Best Mixed-Use Architecture), IDEA Awards (Best Commercial Designer 2012), (Best Interior Architect 2013), (The Ekiti State Merit Awards 2014), IDEA Award (Best Institutional Architect 2014).

Adenowo is also the recipient of the Cambridge African Society Award and has been honored as an Ambassador of Excellence for outstanding achievements in Architecture and women development by her alma mater.

As a philanthropist, she runs a number of programmes in Nigeria promoting health education, business training and leadership skills, including The Awesome Treasures Foundation’s Camp Dawn, and Awesome Princesses.

As an author Adenowo has published 5 books, in addition to being a popular broadcaster and public speaker.

She is an alumnus of a number of prestigious institutions including the Yale School of Management, The IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain and the Lagos Business School Chief Executive Programme

Media: Adenowo has been labelled ‘Africa’s Starchitect’ by CNN, while Nigeria’s The Guardian labelled her as ‘the face of architecture in Nigeria’. She was also featured in Architectual Record, the world’s leading architectural journal.

She is married to Olukorede Adenowo. They have two sons.

I will like to testify to the goodness of God. Earlier in the year, March 2018 or thereabout, SJ had called for prayers for Nigeria which I attended. At the end of the session, the Holy Spirit led her to ask that we raise a banner for God.

It was such a powerful atmosphere and I knew that of a truth, God was in our midst. At that time, I was very frustrated with my job and the people I had to work with. The environment had become unbelievably toxic and I was having to walk on eggshells just to avoid falling into traps that were set.I sowed a seed and tied it to my career. I had just one request: that the hand of God will move in my career and that his banner be seen in the works of my hand. I also decided to sow quarterly to the foundation.

- Olamide Danso

I joined Awesome Treasures Foundation in 2000 and was thrilled when I heard such powerful messages from Mrs. Adenowo. I was particularly inspired to start up my business with words of encouragements from Mrs. Adenowo amongst other people around me.

- Funke Anurukem

I joined Awesome Treasures Foundation 2012 and since then have experienced a dramatic shift in my life. I was motivated after receiving several messages from Awesome Treasures Foundation through Mrs. Adenowo and I started my business out of a passion for children, as I love teaching kids and I feel independence, compassion and a love for learning is something that is lost in a conventional Nigerian education.

Having had this strong passion for so long and with my love to take on kids without limitations, I decided to have it as a business and for the past four years, precisely in 2001, I the Montessori School Education which I named ‘Starfield Montessori School.

- Itohan Eigbe

Stories from the
Community

I am a Togolese and was brought to Lagos by my aunty who was to help train me but I ended up hawking beans (Ewa Agoyin) on the streets. I also served a couple of people as house help. I also worked in local restaurants, selling food and washing plates for food sellers.

My life was changed for the better when I was invited to one of the Awesome Treasures Summits in April 2008 and Sister Jumoke was teaching.

- Elizabeth Paul

I am a pioneer member of Awesome Treasures. I was with the ministry when it was still Sovereign Flame ministry. I think my first attendance was in the year 2000.

I was very restless working an 8-5 job. When I got involved with ATF, I didnt just sit down in the crowd. I got involved with the organising, set up, marketing etc. I felt very much at home doing this and it spurred me to start out events and related businesses. I eventually resigned and started my own full time business. This year I’ll be 10 YEARS in business.

- Mrs. Toyosi Gbede

I joined ATF in 2012 and have been wowed ever since. I run my business and started precisely 4 years ago. I had a passion for Photography and makeup and so I started out. The name of my business is La’Royal Sudios Limited and I started with less than N200,000 but today, I have 3 employees with a turnover of about N1m.

- Lara Tiamiyu