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FEB. 11, 2019

 

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WATER & SANITATION

This Program Puts 'Menstrual Hygiene Warriors' in India's Schools

“We can do all that we want to do during periods.”


Why Global Citizens Should Care
People who menstruate are ostracized from society every day. The Administrative Staff College of India launched a WASH program to debunk period myths and teach menstrual hygiene in schools. You can join us in taking action on this issue here

More than 40% of women between the ages of 15 and 24 in India don’t have access to sanitary products, but the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) in Hyderabad is working to change that. 

Launched in 2018, its Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program is helping 150 government schools smash period taboos, the Hans India reports. The WASH in Schools Leadership Course teaches menstruators to have pride and dignity. It aims to break antiquated traditions and beliefs that label people who menstruate as dirty or impure. The class also teaches nutritious eating, helps young girls learn about their bodies and reproduction, and explains menstrual hygiene management. 

In each school, two students and two teachers are selected to be menstrual hygiene educators.

Two sisters who completed the training project are already seeing changes in their community change as a result.

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“We never used to touch flowers,” Soumya Kadari, one of those students, explained. “Now we know that flowers don’t die if we touch during our periods and we can do all that we want to do during periods.” 

Since completing the course in December 2018, Kadari and her sister Bharathi, eighth graders at a high school in Subedari, Hanumakonda, were appointed “Sani Warriors.” Now they’re educating other students in their school, and their families about menstrual hygiene. Following the course, their school agreed to administer free period products for three months. 

Read More: Period Poverty: Everything You Need to Know

The cultural shame attached to periods and a shortage of resources stop people who menstruate from going to school and working every day. It has been estimated that as many as 1 in 5 girls in India drops out of school after they get their periods. Educating girls and boys on menstruation at home and school promotes healthy habits and breaks stigmas around the natural process, as the Kadari sisters can attest. Souyma said since finishing the program she no longer feels like her life has to stop just because she’s on her period.

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22 DE ENERO DE 2019

 

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MEDIO AMBIENTE

El hielo que se derrite rápidamente en Groenlandia amenaza a los más pobres

"Tiene el poder de destruir todo lo que toca".

 

 

Por qué es importante para los Global Citizens
Debido a que las capas de hielo que se derriten provocan un aumento del nivel del mar, los pobres del mundo son los más vulnerables que en muchos casos se ven forzados a desplazarse. El mundo aún tiene tiempo de reducir sus emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y minimizar los daños del cambio climático. Puedes unirte a nosotros para tomar medidas sobre este tema aquí.


Los científicos dicen que las capas de hielo de Groenlandia podrían haber alcanzado un "punto de inflexión", una etapa de fusión irrevocable, que tendría graves consecuencias para las personas que viven en las costas, según informó el New York Times.

La investigación más reciente, publicada en  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, se suma al creciente consenso de que la fusión del hielo de Groenlandia solo se acelerará con el tiempo. Cuando el hielo se convierte en agua, se vuelve más oscuro y absorbe más luz solar. Esto, a su vez, eleva la temperatura circundante y hace que se derrita más hielo.

Si todas las capas de hielo de Groenlandia se derritieran, el nivel global del mar aumentaría alrededor de 7 metros, lo suficiente para desplazar a miles de millones de personas en todo el mundo.

 
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Tal aumento abrupto del nivel del mar dañaría o destruiría los sistemas agrícolas costeros, contaminaría los cuerpos de agua potable, intensificaría las tormentas tropicales, entre otras cosas. Por ejemplo, innumerables productores de arroz en toda la costa de Vietnam ya han tenido que abandonar sus tierras en los últimos años debido a la intrusión de agua salada por el aumento del nivel del mar.

Los pobres del mundo son más propensos a verse afectados por el aumento del nivel del mar debido a la falta de recursos para reubicarse a medida que se deterioran las condiciones costeras. Los países de todo el mundo están lidiando con el concepto de "refugiados climáticos" y están tratando de redactar protocolos para la reubicación de personas, como consecuencia del clima.

El Pacto Mundial de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración Segura, Ordenada y Regular, adoptado en 2018, es un hito importante ya que crea un marco legal para las personas desplazadas por desastres naturales, tanto de forma gradual como abrupta. En gran parte se entiende que las personas cuyas casas son destruidas por huracanes necesitan ayuda en caso de desastres naturales, pero hasta ahora se han hecho pocas previsiones para aquellas personas cuyas casas se están sumergiendo lentamente por el aumento del nivel del mar.

Nueva Zelanda, en particular, se ha convertido en un pionero en este espacio, comprometiéndose a convertirse en el primer país en reubicar a los refugiados del cambio climático de otros países.

La fusión de las capas de hielo de Groenlandia se han reanudado, luego de una fase de enfriamiento, con una suma de 400 mil millones de toneladas de hielo derretido por año”.

“Construir una capa de hielo es un proceso muy largo y elaborado. Pero podría tomar muy poco tiempo derretirlo todo", dijo Marco Tedesco, un glaciólogo de la Universidad de Columbia. "Esta agua que fluye tiene una larga memoria, probablemente se congeló antes de que naciera Roma. Lo que me sorprende es el poder que tenemos los humanos para generar cambios en tan poco tiempo. Esta capa de hielo, es como la piel de un elefante. Es un animal dormido muy poderoso. Pero cuando lo despertamos, tiene el poder de destruir todo lo que toca”.

Es poco probable que el derretimiento absoluto de Groenlandia ocurra en este siglo, pero las tasas actuales de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero indican que es probable que ocurra en algún momento.

Como resultado, muchos científicos enfatizan que usar el marco de un "punto de inflexión" es peligroso porque sugiere que las intervenciones ya no son posibles.

Por el contrario, si los países reducen agresivamente sus emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y hacen la transición a fuentes de energía renovables, las capas de hielo de Groenlandia podrían salvarse del derretimiento, según el testimonio que los científicos le dieron al New York Times.

"Es posible que podamos controlar la rapidez con que cambian las capas de hielo en el futuro", le dijo al New York Times Luke D. Trusel, un glaciólogo de la Universidad de Rowan y autor de otro informe sobre Groenlandia. “Al limitar las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, limitamos el calentamiento y, por lo tanto, también limitamos la rapidez e intensidad con que Groenlandia afecta nuestros medios de vida a través del aumento del nivel del mar. Eso, al parecer, es lo que debemos hacer".

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FEB. 5, 2019

 

 
 
WATER & SANITATION

Billions Rely on Himalayan Glaciers for Water. But They're Disappearing.

“This is the climate crisis you haven’t heard of.”

Why Global Citizens Should Care
The Himalayan glaciers provide a crucial source of water to billions of people. As climate change intensifies, the glaciers are disappearing. You can join us in taking action on this issue here.

At least one-third of the Himalayan glaciers will disappear by the end of the century even if countries entirely curb their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a new report by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.

The Himalayan glaciers play a critical role in supporting Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.

More than 1.9 billion people rely on the water that flows from the glaciers, whether for drinking, agriculture, energy, or other purposes. As the region warms, critical rivers and groundwater sources could eventually dry up, which could trigger conflicts, undermine economies, and spur mass migration, the report argues.

Himalayas-Water-Climate-Change-2.jpgInternational trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp, Nepal. Scientists say a third of the ice stored in Asia’s glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if global warming stays below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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If emissions continue to be released into the atmosphere beyond 2050, then up to two-thirds of the Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2100.

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Since global emissions are still rising, and countries have been slow to transition away from fossil fuels, this is the more likely scenario, the report argues.

In fact, if emissions remain steady over the next several decades, temperatures throughout the region could rise far more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the maximum temperature increase the Paris climate agreement recommends. The World Bank warns that the planet warming by 4 degrees Celsius would cause doomsday climate catastrophes.

“Global warming is on track to transform the frigid, glacier-covered mountain peaks of the Hindu Kush Himalayas cutting across eight countries to bare rocks in a little less than a century,” Philippus Wester of the center, who led the report, told the AP.

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The glaciers sit atop the Hindu Kush Himalaya mountain peaks where more than 240 million people live. The communities around the mountain range get water directly from pools created by the massive ice hunks. Numerous rivers that provide water to billions of people throughout Asia, including the Ganges, Yangtze, Irrawaddy, and Mekong, all originate from the Himalayas. These rivers serve as the primary source of water for many in these regions.

In the short term, these rivers are expected to flood more frequently, which could destroy neighboring homes and farmland. As the glaciers shed more of their ice, however, the rivers are eventually expected to run dry, adding strainto agricultural activity throughout the region.

Without a reliable source of water, crop yields are expected to decline, potentially threatening food security in multiple countries. Already, more than 30% of the people living in the countries bordering the Himalayas do not have access to enough food and 50% experience malnutrition, according to the report.

Himalayas-Water-Climate-Change-1.jpgAn aerial view of the Siachen Glacier, which traverses the Himalayan region dividing India and Pakistan, about 750 kilometers (469 miles) northwest of Jammu, India.
Image: Channi Anand/AP

Read More: World's 'Highest' Village Runs Dry as Warming Hits the Himalayas

The weakened flow of rivers fed by the glaciers will also impact hydropower dams that generate a significant portion of the region’s energy, according to the Guardian.

These changes are expected to lead to an increase in regional migration and climate refugee levels in ways that could exacerbate geopolitical tensions. For example, more than 90% of Afghanistan’s agriculture depends on groundwater sources created by the Himalayan glaciers. If these sources dry up in the decades ahead, millions of people could be left without a source of food or income, driving people to find relief across the border in Pakistan where the government has cracked down on refugee populations in recent years.

The new report also explores the impact of the glacier’s rapid depletion on air quality, gender issues, and poverty. More than 350 researchers from 22 countries contributed to the report, which took five years to complete.

Read More: Why the Himalayan Glaciers May Be the Most Important in the World

“This is the climate crisis you haven’t heard of,” Philippus Wester, the lead author, told the Guardian. “In the best of possible worlds, if we get really ambitious [in tackling climate change], even then we will lose one-third of the glaciers and be in trouble. That for us was the shocking finding.”

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JUNE 4, 2019

 

 
 
GIRLS & WOMEN

Divorced at 11, Yemeni Filmmaker Is Using Her Lens to Fight For Women's Rights

In Yemen, 32% girls get married before the age of 18.

By Lin Taylor

LONDON, June 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — At 2 years old, Yemeni filmmaker Khadija Al-Salami witnessed her father beating her mother so violently she was rushed to the emergency room at hospital.

When her father was not punished, and Al-Salami was married off at the age of 11, she rebelled and started using a camera to expose girls' suffering in Yemen, where 1 in 3 are wed before they turn 18, campaign group Girls Not Brides data shows.

 

Yamen-701x450.jpgYemeni filmmaker Khadija Al-Salami (L) and Save the Children International chief Helle Thorning-Schmidt (C) speak at a panel session at the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit on June 4, 2019, in London, Britain.
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"I use the camera as a tool to fight," Al-Salami, now 48, said in a phone interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation from Paris, where she is now based, ahead of her appearance at the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit.

 

 
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"When you grow up in a very conservative society, where the weight of tradition marginalizes human rights, and the personal freedom of women doesn't exist ... you're only left with one choice: and that's to revolt against it."

One of almost 50 accomplished women speaking at the London event, Al-Salami is feted as one of Yemen's first female filmmakers, with her stories of girls who have refused to wear the veil, faced trial for murder and marched on the streets.

In Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, 32% of girls become wives before their 18th birthday, and almost 10% are married by the time they turn 15, according to Girls Not Brides.

"Women unfortunately are abused everywhere in a different way. We need everybody's help, to get together and fight these bad traditions," award-winning Al-Salami said.

"I was able to overcome all these difficulties. That's given me a lot of force to do something for other people who are afraid to speak up."

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Al-Salami was granted a divorce after attempting suicide, disowned by her family for shaming them, and moved to the United States when she was 16 to study.

But she regularly returns to her home country to make films — mostly in secret — to spotlight taboo women's rights issues.

Al-Salami shared a stage at the summit with Helle Thorning-Schmidt, head of the charity Save the Children, who called for an end to Yemen's ongoing conflict, which began in late 2014 between the Houthi movement and Saudi-led coalition forces.

"Yemen is perhaps the worst place to be a child right now," Thorning-Schmidt, who was Denmark's first female prime minister, told the audience.

"Children in Yemen are dying from hunger. I sat with one of those children in my arms, she was 8 months old but she had the weight of a newborn."

More than 12 million children in Yemen need aid, and 360,000 of those under 5 are severely malnourished, according to the United Nations' children's agency, UNICEF.

"What's going on now with Yemen and with the war for the last five years, my heart is broken. The whole population is under bombs and they're just trying to find shelter and the most basic thing in order to survive," said Al-Salami.

Despite the violence, Thorning-Schmidt said the children she met in Yemen last year still dreamed of change.

"Little girls ... they always say, 'I want to go to school, I don't want to marry'. Whatever they'd been through, there's still that glimmer of hope in their eyes," she said.

(Reporting by Lin Taylor @linnytayls. Editing by Katy Migiro. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking and slavery, property rights, social innovation, resilience and climate change. Visit http://news.trust.org to see more stories.)

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JUNE 4, 2019

 

 
 
GIRLS & WOMEN

Caster Semenya Can Run Again (For Now) After Swiss Court Suspends Testosterone Ruling

The Swiss supreme federal court has ordered the IAAF to suspend its testosterone regulations.


Why Global Citizens Should Care
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Caster Semenya is free to run again as she is. At least until the end of June.

The Swiss supreme federal court on Monday announced that it has ordered the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to suspend its new testosterone regulations.

According to the regulations, female athletes with naturally high testosterone levels should take medicine to suppress their testosterone levels.

Alternatively, the regulations state, they have to change their distances to longer ones or compete against men.

 
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The ban against Semenya competing came into effect on May 8, several days after she won an 800m race in the Diamond League in Doha.

The ban was quickly followed by an announcement from Semenya and Athletics South Africa (ASA) that they would appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The CAS specialises in international sports-related disputes.

Semenya’s lawyer Greg Nott said the news is “morally uplifting and good for Caster.”

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Nott added: “The court has ordered the IAAF to suspend immediately the implementation of the regulation with regard to Caster and has given the IAAF until June 25 to respond to the suspense of effect. It is absolutely positive news.”

Even though Semenya is not the only female athlete affected by regulations that the IAAF says are aimed at levelling the playing field, most restrictions apply to distances that Semenya runs.

 

We welcome the decision taken by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court to suspend the implementation of the IAAF’s regulations for athletes with "differences of sex development" pending @Caster800m #CasterSemenya's appeal. We will never rest until justice is served! #IStandByCaster

 
 
 
 

This includes the 800m distance in which she has been unbeaten since 2015. The restrictions also apply to pole vault, the 400m hurdles, and the 400m and 1,500m races.

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At the moment, it’s not yet known if the the ruling by the CAS will be in effect long enough for Semenya to compete at the World Championships in Doha in September.

Semenya thanked CAS for the ruling, saying: “I hope that following my appeal I will once again be able to run free.”

Dr Dorothee Schramm, Semenya’s Swiss lawyer, added: “This is an important case that will have fundamental implications for the human rights of female athletes.”

The IAAF has not released a statement yet, with the organisation’s spokesperson saying: “We have received no information from the Swiss Federal Court, so we cannot comment at this stage.”

Semenya’s next race is on June 13 in Oslo.

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Chernobyl Children International would formally like to express deepest gratitude to the cast, crew and commissioners of the 'Chernobyl' mini-series, which concludes tonight on Sky Atlantic.

This series has brought the truth to life about the world's worst nuclear accident, and has helped ensure that never again will public consciousness around Chernobyl fade.

For 33 years, keeping the memory of Chernobyl alive has been a near impossible task, however, this series has, with honour and compassion, lifted the mask on the truth, the secrecy and the devastation.

Children have been the most devastatingly affected since 1986. This devastation continues to this day and children are born every day with Chernobyl related illnesses and ailments.

To learn more about our ongoing work with Chernobyl's victims, please visit www.chernobyl-international.com

 

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HEALTH

3 headlines you should be reading in your morning newspaper (but aren’t)

24 May 2019 9:42AM UTC | By: KATIE RYAN

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The news has become predictable. When you open up your morning paper, you’re almost guaranteed to see headlines about politics (President Trump! Brexit! Tech giants!) and pop culture (Game of Thrones! Royal babies! Playoffs!). But what are we missing? We seem to have forgotten about some of the biggest health crises happening right now.

Quote-GX_1200-x-600.jpg2.7 million people are dying every year from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. But it’s rare that we hear about these preventable deaths. As a result, many people think that AIDS is a crisis of the past. But it’s a crisis right now.

Here are three headlines you should have been reading in your paper this morning:

AIDS IS THE NUMBER 1 KILLER OF WOMEN UNDER 50.

Over 300,000 women die yearly from AIDS-related illnesses. More than ischaemic heart disease. More than maternal conditions. More than breast cancer. So why aren’t we talking about this?

MONEY PLEDGED AFTER NOTRE DAME FIRE COULD HELP SAVE 1+ MILLION LIVES.

Donors pledged US$995 million in the first 48 hours after the fire at Notre Dame. If the money pledged was invested in Global Fund-supported programs, the amount raised could help save over 1 million lives from AIDS, TB, and malaria.

INCREDIBLE FUND HELPS SAVE 27 MILLION LIVES SINCE 2002.

Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malariahas helped save more than 27 million lives. Thanks to this innovative partnership, the number of people dying from AIDS, TB and malaria has been slashed by one-third since its founding in 2002. In 2017 alone, 17.5 million people were on antiretroviral therapy for HIV, 5 million people with TB were treated, and 197 million mosquito nets were distributed in countries where the Global Fund invests.

The first two headlines only begin to scratch the surface of the urgency of these epidemics. The third headlines brings hope: there is a solution.

The Global Fund

In October, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will host its Sixth Replenishment. We’re asking world leaders and private investors to come together and help save 16 million lives between 2021 and 2023 by meeting their replenishment goal of at least US$14 billion. This investment is the bold ambition the world needs to get us back on track to stop the spread of these diseases.

To continue funding life-saving programs like this one, we need world leaders to #StepUpTheFight by fully financing the Global Fund.

Add your name now to tell world leaders they must back this bold initiative this year.

Sign now: we demand more action in the fight against AIDS

Dear government and business leaders,
We're urging you to show ambition in ending AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. This is a fight we can win – but only if we all do our part. I’m in, are you? Please fully finance the Global Fund to help save another 16 million lives and bring us closer to eliminating these diseases for good.

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MEMBERS IN ACTION

Our 2019 ONE Champions in Nigeria are ready to fight for change

31 May 2019 12:31PM UTC | By: MELANIE RHODES

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A big welcome to 50 new ONE Champions in Nigeria! Selected from nearly 3000 hopefuls, the new Champions kicked-off by learning all about ONE, the issues and how to drive social change.

ONE Champions arrive at the ONE office in Abuja, Nigeria.

ONE Champions arrive at the ONE office in Abuja, Nigeria.

Passionate about equality and sustainable development, many of the Champions have been working in their communities to drive positive change. By becoming a ONE Champion, they’re able to take their activism to the next level.

Melanie Tejiri Idehen

Melanie Tejiri Idehen

“I am super excited for this opportunity to be on the frontlines of ONE’s fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases for the next one year… The ONE Champions training was a dynamic blend of empowering lectures, interaction with experienced activists, hands-on learning, unforgettable experiences and of course fun,” said Melanie Tejiri Idehen, ONE Champion, Edo State.

 

Knowledge is power

The Champions sharpened their campaigning skills, gained insights into grassroots mobilisation, got tips on using the media for campaigning and, brushed-up on their public speaking skills. They also picked-up pointers on social media campaigning from well-known Nigerian influencer Chioma Agwuebo.

ONE Champions Amina Mubarak (left) and Osaro Adamu (right) share their ideas.

ONE Champions Amina Mubarak (left) and Osaro Adamu (right) share their ideas.

“The training was a lifetime learning experience that will stay with me forever. I learnt so much about the issues facing young people in Nigeria and how we can strategically tackle our challenges if we are a team… Power belongs to the people, but the people don’t realise it and it is up to us all to take steps to build a collective and brighter future,” said Fausiat Modupe Bakare, ONE Champion, Lagos State.

ONE Champions debate the issues.

ONE Champions debate the issues.

They got a great insight into how Nigeria is governed by visiting the National Assembly and watched the House of Representatives in session.

Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Hon. Muhammad Usman talks with ONE Champions at the Nigerian National Assembly.

Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Hon. Muhammad Usman talks with ONE Champions at the Nigerian National Assembly.

And back at ONE Nigeria HQ, they heard from Senator-elect Ibrahim Oloriegbe, who supported ONE’s Make Naija Stronger campaign. He shared his insider knowledge of how ONE effectively campaigns and influences national policy.

Serah Makka-Ugbabe (left), ONE’s Country Director in Nigeria, and Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegben (right), Senator-elect, Kwara State.

Serah Makka-Ugbabe (left), ONE’s Country Director in Nigeria, and Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegben (right), Senator-elect, Kwara State.

Making connections

For many of the Champions, connecting with other grassroots activists was a big highlight. During a visit to YIAGA Africa — an organisation that promotes democracy, human rights and political participation — they shared ideas with Yiaga Programme Manager, Dr. Isaac Olufadewa

ONE Champion Dr. Isaac Olufadewa talks with Cynthia Mbalu, lawyer and Programme Manager, YIAGA Africa.

ONE Champion Dr. Isaac Olufadewa talks with Cynthia Mbalu, lawyer and Programme Manager, YIAGA Africa.

“I know many programs where you are told WHAT to do to change your community, but few programs talk about HOW to do it. The ONE Champions Advocacy training did both! The ONE training was a wonderful opportunity for me to learn, grow and network with influential leaders… I strongly believe now that the power of the people can influence the people in power,” said Isaac Olufadewa, ONE Champion, Oyo State.

Star quality

Singer Waje Iruobe and rapper/actor Banky W dropped by and stayed for dinner! They shared their experiences of campaigning with ONE. Banky W recently ran for the House of Representatives and was able to give a great insider view.

Singer Waje Iruobe (left) and rapper/actor Banky W (aka Bankole Wellington, right) with ONE’s Innocent Edache (middle).

Singer Waje Iruobe (left) and rapper/actor Banky W (aka Bankole Wellington, right) with ONE’s Innocent Edache (middle).

Ready to go…

Nwabuisi Gospel

Nwabuisi Gospel

“ONE’s training gave us the tools and strategies needed to be a voice in the fight against extreme poverty. With the best global hospitality, facilitators and staff we felt at home. Networking with other Champions, sharing our passions and experiences. I wish the induction didn’t end. We are the future and the future is now. I Am Proud to be a One Champion,” said Nwabuisi Gospel, ONE Champion, ABIA State.

 

ONE Champions with their Certificates after a full-on, but fun, three days.

ONE Champions with their certificates after a full-on, but fun, three days.

By the end of the induction, ONE Nigeria’s 50 new Champions were trained-up and raring to go. It’s going to be an exciting year!

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