We did it – We walked for a cause!

I am a child and I am capable of mobilizing others for action- Beulah Irede Chigbu

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My friends and I want the world to know that there are children like myself who are living with limb loss and there is a need to adequately care for them.

Trust me, Its really not a big deal because I can swim, dance ballet , fight Taekwondo and take care of my little brother.

We walked 2km, we had so much fun! Would you like to join us next time?

If yes please visit The Irede Foundation  for more information.

Every child is special – #OutOnALimb

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Thank you

I Love failures

c o m e  u p  w i t h (3)I do not like to fail. My fear of failure many time stops me from daring to do a couple of things I know I should do. Hear this, I am no longer afraid of failure and here is why…

God always causes us to triumph and to have victory.

Victory is not something we are trying to have. Victory belongs to us. We are at a vantage point because position-ally we are more than conquerors.

Our conditions may not look like it – but that’s okay.

A sailor never gets skillful without storms (Tweet that).

Here is the deal:

 Failure is an event!

It doesn’t matter how many times the event “failed” what matters is what we do after the “event”

Typically when events fail we react by giving up, quitting, being resentful , being hurt etc

While those feelings are real , we cannot be ruled by them.

We must respond by keeping faith, by trying again , pressing on, being kind, forgiving etc

I stumbled on a letter written to Fear by Joyce Meyer. (Click here to download) and I said to me!

I am done being afraid.

So today I am here to remind you Failure is nothing.

OUT ON A LIMB 2015

As a Volunteer for the IREDE Foundation, I find great joy and a sense of purpose in helping the organization empower child amputees to live a self sufficient life.

Last year, I manage an awareness walk tagged ” OUT on a LIMB” and there were amazing children who came out to walk with their parents. I love children and when I see them involved in activities in their communities, I have hope for the future.

These children choose to be advocates rather than sit in front of their computer or playing video games all day at home.

They volunteered their time and energy to those in need.

Today I celebrate these incredible young people, who made the choice to spend their spare time making a difference in the lives of child amputees.

If this child can, what are you waiting for?

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Be a part of history in 2015,  join us as we walk to put smiles on the faces of child Amputees.

Date: Friday, May 1st ,2015.

Venue: 77A YMCA building , Awolowo Road, Ikoyi Lagos

Time: 7:00am – 10:00am

Register here.

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READERS ARE LEADERS

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge- Proverbs 18:15

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions-Roger Babson.

Knowledge makes all the difference, wealthy people like us can testify! #Smile.

One of the greatest habits I have developed is the discipline of reading. I am hungry for knowledge and I think you should too. Many of the things we literally pay for is our ignorance. I  am challenging you to read more this year. Go ahead and set reading goals for yourself . Start small but be consistent.

We live in an information age, you honestly do not have an excuse.

Please share the name of the book you are currently reading. Feel free to post it in the comment column (with a brief review).

 

Nigeria at 54! Happy Independence

Nigeria at 54

Today I celebrate my beloved country Nigeria, Happy Independence. I honestly do not know what to say. Wait a minute, as an ambassador of the kingdom that sent me on assignment to this nation: I boldly declare,  I have the same spirit of faith,  because I believe therefore I Speak

  1. Let there be light
  2. Nigeria is a nation with a vision
  3. Our leaders are servant
  4. We make huge investment in education
  5. We have world class education system
  6. We dwell in peaceful and safe habitation
  7. We individually think of what we can do for Nigeria
  8. Our health systems and institutions work effectively
  9. Our business prospers
  10. We have a great customer service culture
  11. We are driven by excellence
  12. Our Nation is free of corruption
  13. We live in unity
  14. Our children are world changers
  15. Our transportation system is functional
  16. There is justice in our land
  17. We are guided by truth
  18. We are a people of integrity
  19. We amaze the world
  20. We become the most desirable country to live in
  21. We are take care of our own
  22. Our redefine standards in every area of business and commerce
  23. Our reputation in and around the world is for good
  24. We value every life
  25. We are trend setters in information and technology
  26. We have strong families and communities
  27. We are free from terrorism and insurgency
  28. We are an examples to other nations
  29. We are concerned citizens
  30. We feed other nations
  31. Our manufacturing industries are functional
  32. The police is truly our friends
  33. Our soldiers defend / protect us
  34. Our water is blessed
  35. Our land is fruitful
  36. We are not a people with a culture of waste
  37. We manage our resources well
  38. We are free from the love of money
  39. We land is fertile, we have enough to eat , enough to export and enough to give for charity
  40. We have solution providers with cutting edge expertise
  41. We are a people happy and contented
  42. Our borders are secured
  43. Nigeria is blessed
  44. Nigeria is a nation built on a solid foundation
  45. We are surrounded with favour
  46. Righteousness exalts our nation
  47. Our institutions are built on integrity
  48. Our senior citizens are well taken care of
  49. We are ranked amongst the best nations in the world
  50. We are community conscious
  51. We preserve our heritage
  52. We live in harmony
  53. We are Nigerians and we are proud
  54. Above all We love one another

This is the Nigeria of my dreams. God bless Nigeria.

Photo Credit : Mr and Mrs Jones

Story Telling for a change!

Stories are powerful tools for change.

Come August 20th 2014 , I will be sharing my story with group of young social change agents ( who have demonstrated interest in using their technical skills to create value in their communities)  at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, Yaba.

I am excited about this opportunity

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Impactlabs is an initiative recently started by students and graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. The objective of this project is to provide hands-on engineering design and energy education to Nigerian students through real-life technology implementation projects. These projects will address specific energy and water needs in Lagos. The long-term goal of ImpactLabs is to create a sustainable local innovation space to foster the creative and scientific talents of Nigerian youth in the hopes of replicating the success of initiatives such as D-Lab at MIT.

#Learn, #do, #makeanimpact.

Omowunmispeaks – The voice of change!

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Omowunmi Speaks on Voice of America

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Omowunmi Speaks discussion with participants from Nigeria in the Young African Leaders Initiative Network organised by president Barack Obama, will be aired on the following days on Channels TV & Voice of America.

Friday, July 25, 2014
0830 UTC/4:30am DC/ 9:30am Lagos Time
1300 UTC/9:00am DC/2pm Lagos Time
1830 UTC/2:30pmDC/7:30pm Lagos Time

Saturday, July 26, 2014
0800 UTC/4:00amDC/ 9:00am Lagos Time
1300UTC/9:00am DC/ 2pm Lagos Time
1730 UTC/1:30pm DC/6:30pm Lagos Time

Sunday, July 27, 2014
1330 UTC/9:30am DC/ 2:30pm Lagos Time
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2000 UTC/4:00pm DC/ 9pm Lagos Time

Video link : http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1965516.html