Omowunmi Speaks on Voice of America!

Omowunmi Speaks will be discussing leadership experience with other young Nigerians in #YALINetwork Live on Channels TV & Voice of America on the 23rd of July 2014, 4.30pm. This Young African Leaders Initiative Network is President Barack Obama signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.YALINetwork on

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

Join me tomorrow-OS

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A girl who demanded school.

I want to challenge you today. You are listening to me because you are here, very optimistic. You are somebody who is so passionate. You are somebody who wants to see a better world. You are somebody who wants to see that war ends, no poverty. You are somebody who wants to make a difference. You are somebody who wants to make our tomorrow better. I want to challenge you today that to be the first, because people will follow you. Be the first. People will follow you. Be bold. Stand up. Be fearless. Be confident. Move out, because as you change your world, as you change your community, as we believe that we are impacting one girl, one family, one village, one country at a time. We are making a difference, so if you change your world, you are going to change your community, you are going to change your country, and think about that. If you do that, and I do that, aren’t we going to create a better future for our children, for your children, for our grandchildren? And we will live in a very peaceful world. Thank you very much- Kakenya Ntaiya

Do it Afraid!

A few weeks ago I got a chance to be on Channels TV , I was very nervous and unsure of of taking the opportunity.

I do not like to debate neither do I like lights and cameras especially live TV… 

10355811_10202548496808104_6831446275381744978_n “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear; The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.” ― Meg Cabot, The Princess Diaries.

To see the videos click
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2_M4GKN88I

OUT ON A LIMB!

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Out on a limb is an awareness walk aimed at bringing the attention of society to the challenges faced by children living with limb loss and the need to appropriately care for them.

On the 12th of April 2014, a thousand people will walk 2 km to :

Create awareness about child amputees.

Provide 2 child amputees with prosthesis(artificial limb). 

OUT on a LIMB 2014

Walking with me this year is Kate HenshawFreke UmohDiekololami Olu-A degokeAyoola Ayobami,Adenike OyetundeAdesewa Joshchild amputees, members of the society , partners and sponsors.

Details of the walk

Date:Saturday the 12th of April, 2014

Venue: 77, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

Time : 7:30am

Outcome of the walk:

The walk also would

1. Raise funds to provide prosthetic limbs for two indigent child amputees

2. Expand its network of partners (both corporate and individuals).

Join us to extend limbs and raise champions!

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For more info Visit: http://theiredefoundation.org/

This event is powered by The IREDE Foundation.

EDUCATION AND DEVELPOMENT

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”― Nelson Mandela

Sometimes I wonder if ” African leaders” believe this quote; and to say that civilization began here, feels like fairytale. Today isn’t about them. Its about everyone who in one way or the other have made sacrifices to invest in education. Time and space will fail me to mention their name (now that’s your assignment) #ifeellikeateacher

Today I celebrate Architect Kunlé Adeyemi. You can ask me why later.

I  believe in the power of story. Stories can be  powerful tools of change.  That’s why I have decided to share my story. If you attended a public school in Nigeria(or anywhere in the world) am sure you have a story.

I hope that together we can tell stories that can bring about the kind of CHANGE that we desire!

#mystoryisbeentold 

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