As a Volunteer Worker, I have been passionate about providing social and civic duties to various communities for the past seven years in Nigeria. As shown in the attached Photos, it involved a lot of travelling, advocacy and training. Starting from the year 2009 in Ebonyi State, I led a team of young graduate to advocate and sensitized various communities in Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care project. Also, as a Peer Education Trainer (PET under UNCEF) I trained about 40 teenagers in a Government Girls Secondary School as part of my civic engagement in the area of Reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention and care. The impact of this exercise was so overwhelming that I was given an award by the Government for an outstanding performance in community development service. The teens became aware of the dangers of HIV and how to protect themselves.
Moreover, from 2013 to 2017 as shown in other photos, I have travelled through difficult terrain to over 15 villages and communities outside my comfort zone to execute other civic engagement initiatives in the areas of community development and training on social and moral values. For example, as shown in Img. 1 – 13, I led a team of about 20 volunteers to a socially different environment in Nasarawa State to train and teach the people in social and moral values that can help them to become better citizens. From the King, the women, the physically challenge and the teenagers all benefited. It was a successful engagement.
Finally, I want to say that I enjoy carrying out voluntary and civic responsibilities because I believe it is a service to humanity. Besides, it is a practical way of contributing our quota to the implementation of the 2030 agenda of the United Nation. I look forward to having more opportunities to engage in these kind of programs – “OF DEPARTURE AND ARRIVALS’.