Welcome to a great week!
RISE Youth of the Week is Victoria Ibiwoye, a Nigerian Social Entrepreneur.
Victoria Ibiwoye, 22, is the Founder of OneAfricanChild Initiative, — an organisation founded to help (marginalized) children discover their self-identity through quality education and empowerment.
Miss Ibiwoye was a presenter for Junior Chamber International University of Ibadan in 2012 and also served as the JCI Director of International Opportunities from 2013 to 2014. She was a Local Coordinator for African Students for Liberty (ASFL), Youth Ambassador for Half The Sky Movement, TEDx Youth Day Reporter for Nigeria and Mentor at the annual Activate Youth Camp.
Victoria has been able to develop her leadership competence by seizing other training and volunteer opportunities that allow for young people to be co-learners and well as active contributors to the development of their community. One of such opportunities is serving as an Intern for the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) from January to March 2015.
As a teenager, Victoria had a strong desire to meet the needs of the society around her. She soon realized that she could not help all the people at once. However, she was willing to start with the little she had and with at least one person. This explains the name One-African-Child.
Some of the training Victoria has participated in include:
- Global Youth Advocacy Workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) organised by the UN Secretary General’s Education First Initiative and UNESCO APCEIU, which was held in South Korea.
- Tech Camp West Africa organised by the U.S Embassy (Ghana for) 100 young civil leaders in West Africa held in Ghana.
- Capacity Building Workshop on Peace Building and Non-violent Means of Conflict Resolution organised by the North-South Academy of The Council of Europe, held in Nigeria.
- United States Institute of Peace (USIP)Generation Change Training in Uganda.
Victoria has always had this vision to showcase the beauty of Africa to the world. Africa is not only beautiful because of its natural resource, the real image of Africa can be found in its human resource, the people. Together, we have all the potentials we need for the world we want.
She is inspired to see young people discover themselves at a very early age, applying their creative and innovative ideas to create solutions for real world problems. It also inspires her to see youths working to create more opportunities for others, creating a world that is peaceful and sustainable.
Follow her on twitter – @victoriaibiwoye
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