Category Archives: People

Dancing team Ainesis

She’ll change your dance moves and leave your life different! Meet this brilliant lady from Calabar who doesn’t want your life to be the same. She’ll change you and make you whole.

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Despite being only 17 when she started out, Wadi Ben-Hirki founded a foundation, stepped in to help many children who had been internally displaced by war, help women who had been marginalized, and help youths in Northern Nigeria who needed to gain entrepreneurial skills to fend for themselves.

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Victoria Ibiwoye, the founder of One African Child Foundation expresses her gratitude on her role with UNESCO as the Youth Envoy on Education

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Mary, a secondary school student in Nigeria has been going through the nightmare of unwanted sexual advances and activities in the hands of her secondary school teacher.

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Fame, women, money, cars. This could be how millennials define success but how should you define success? How do the world’s most successful change makers truly define success?

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That struck a chord and redefined everything I wanted to do. So I realized I want to die empty too. I want my legacy to be the people I have impacted in my journey to where I’ll prefer to go.

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Be the brightest star in the sky and prove the world wrong about women being unable to do great things. Jingwa Kakdeu Lesly-Grace is Tony Elumelu Fellow, YALI alumni and a young Cameroonian changemaker in the Agricultural sector.

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Don’t get into a rat race, you can take suggestions from people but never try to be like anyone else except YOURSELF. Afaf Assas is Using Journalism to Change Narratives in Algiers

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From terrible, low self-esteem issues to becoming an internationally recognized student leader in the US, Senegal’s Aisha Fall inspires many.

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James Okina had a very difficult and complicated childhood, from having asthma, parental issues to being on the streets.

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Miguel Ramirez is a young business management expert and SAGE Global Mentor helping young teenage entrepreneurs build business skills

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She became more conscious about certain things in life and more outspoken after her SUSI scholarship in the USA. Now she’s an accountant with a desire to Make Africa Clean.

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Temple Egemasi is a member of the Calabar Youth Council for Women’s Right and an AIESC member making a difference

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What three lessons has traveling taught you?

Go with the flow
Once you hit your lowest, there’s no other way but up
The world is an amazing place

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How do you juggle school and other activities at the same time?

I don’t sleep much, that’s how! I am involved in many different things: I am a full-time Masters student, I work in the business department of our university, I run my own international business, I am in our Entrepreneurial Scholars program and I am the president of our Enactus team.

All I want is to make this world a better place before I leave it. As for my passion behind traveling, a quote by Saint Augustine may say it best, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”. I am not very materialistic, but I do treasure experiences, and those travel experiences let me grow as a person and learn more about the beautiful world around me.

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“… pink dresses and skirts, somehow meant that you couldn’t climb trees, or run fast behind the ball or just have fun.”
Amina’s dad shaped her mind into believing that she could be anything she wanted to be.

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