Auguster Asantewa Boateng -International Volunteers day Profile

Auguster Asantewa Boateng(Obaa Yaa Boatemaa) is a trained Broadcast Journalist and a Social Entreprenuer . She is the founder of The Butterfly Effect, a human right advocacy initiative that uses effective and sustainable strategies to protect and promote the right of the African Child/youth by focusing on their education, health, skill development and personal empowerment. Aside running The ButterflyEffect with some amazing and smart brains, she loves to volunteer as well. She has volunteered for several organizations and says it is always a pleasure to know her little support goes a long way to impact other people’s lives. She is the Project coordinator(Africa)for African Youth Human Rights and Citizenship Development Initiative, a life coach and mentor at Cherished Hearts Initiative, country coordinator for youth volunteering for sustainable development. She is also a volunteer at Priceless Mom foundation, Africa Sickle Cell Watch, Idea Africa, Divine Mother and Child Foundation, Food4all, LittleBigSouls, the Street Mother foundation, Samuel Loron Foundation amongst others. “I believe the agenda of changing the world and advocating for the implementation of the SDGs is a collective effort. It is a great feat when young people come together to work towards effecting change in their communities, countries and the continent at large. “I want to inspire the youth of today to become self conscious, build self esteem and confidence and to become leaders of tomorrow. I want to use my energy and drive to inspire the future generation, to see the Africa we all desire. There are so many beneficial ways of getting involved in and giving back to society. Not only is volunteering a rewarding experience but it also a good way to meet people, learn and develop social skills. Today we celebrate all wonderful volunteers and social entrepreneurs . Thank you

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KATNUELA FOUNDATION

Once again through your very kind generosity and volunteering we were able to touch the lives of 220 students by distributing writing materials and food to them.

After speaking with both students and teachers we were able itemize some of their challenges into; School scandals, exercise books, textbooks, furniture, laboratory equipments, technical equipments, school socks and favorable infrastructures (like examination hall and laboratories) etc.

We are going out to more schools in Pankshin, Plateau State to support and encourage the children on their education we would need both financial and material support.

Volunteers residing in Plateau state are highly needed. Thank you. Call 08069115425 for more inquiries.

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Sensitization at Shanghai Local Government of Kebbi State

Pictures from sensitization program on know your health organized by National Youth Service Corps Shanghai Local Government of Kebbi State, Nigeria where I happen to be the local government inspector (like a coordinator).

We hope to share more community engagement under my watch.

 

Abdulrasheed Zakari
Local Government Inspector
National Youth Service Corps
Shanga office,
Kebbi State.
Nigeria

Back to School Outreach

Hope rises for Parents as #SmartInSchool Project kits 100 Ajegunle children.

A new academic session commenced and loads of children living in the slum couldn’t resume school and this cause an increase in the high number of out of school children in Nigeria.

Dreams from the Slum Initiative took action to inspire hope and smiles on the faces of children living in the slum as school items were donated.

Some parents who had no hope of sending their children back to school for the new session expressed their heart felt gratitude as 100 children in Araromi Community received back to school materials such as
– School Uniforms
– Notebook
– Text Books
– Bags
– Pencils
– Biros etc.

One moment of the Back to school outreach that got us inspired was when a parent came saying we just took away disgrace from her as she didn’t have any idea on how the children will go to school because she had no plan, but giving her kids everything they need for school could have only been by Gods mercy and grace .
We are grateful to all our partners, supporters, ambassadors and volunteers whoose contribution made the outreach successful.

 

We welcome you to also support our work  by donating online via
https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/scholarship-for-children-in-the-slum

Or via bank transfer: Diamond Bank – 0069202293 – Dreams from the slum

For enquiries, email: info@dreamsfromtheslum.org

 

 

Dreams from the SLUM Initiative

Office Address: Children Educational Centre, 2 market street,off tolu road,JMJ quarters, Olodi Apapa,Lagos

Tel / WhatsApp: 234(0)817-958-6733

Twitter: @dreamsfromslum

Skype: @Dreamsfromtheslum
Website: www.dreamsfromtheslum.org
Blog: http://www.dreamsfromthesluminitiative.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dreamsfromtheslum
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4vi_nEJSh2w1fk-e3EQaA
Recipient of Tush Award on Best Use of Advocacy (2015 & 2016)

Recipient of Volunteer Award for Selfless Service 2017

Nominee for SME100 Award for Social Enterprise of the Year 2017

Charles N. Klah – Youth Leader of the Month

Charles N. Klah
County Coordinator
Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development -Montserrado County

Mr. Charles N. Klah is a Liberian Youth activist and Entrepreneur. He is a Senior Student at the University of Liberia. He joined YOVSUD to contribute to youth development and entrepreneurship.  He is a Co Founder of any youth organisations in Liberia. His work base mostly on environment projects. He in recent time launch the “Clean Up Paynesville Initiative”, a program aim at cleaning up communities in Paynesville.

“Honoring selfless individuals who continue to impact the lives of youth people voluntary” .

August 12 of every year is celebrated as International Youth Day across Africa and the world. This year celebration comes with the theme “Youth Building Peace”.

International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development committed to fostering peaceful and inclusive societies and affirmed that “Sustainable development cannot be realized without peace and security”.

Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development(YOVSUD) and Pro-Volunteer a youth-based volunteer groups have partner to honor the following individuals for their tirelessly and endless contribution towards fostering peace and development across Africa and the world.

Tapiwa Mukucha

Tapiwa Mukucha – Youth Leader of the Month

Tapiwa Mukucha
Country Coordinator
Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development – Zimbabwe

Mr. Tapiwa Mukucha is a  Zimbabwean currently studying Local Governance at a local University in Zimbabwe. He joined YOVSUD in attempt to be armed with various leadership bullets which enables him to promote his career development and also be able to influence his fellow African peers.
Since joining, he have undertaken several Peacebuilding and youth capacity building initiatives.  He is a passionate individual who believes volunteering is the best way to foster peace and achieve the SDGs.

“Honoring selfless individuals who continue to impact the lives of youth people voluntary” .

August 12 of every year is celebrated as International Youth Day across Africa and the world. This year celebration comes with the theme “Youth Building Peace”.

International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development committed to fostering peaceful and inclusive societies and affirmed that “Sustainable development cannot be realized without peace and security”.

Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development(YOVSUD) and Pro-Volunteer a youth-based volunteer groups have partner to honor the following individuals for their tirelessly and endless contribution towards fostering peace and development across Africa and the world.

Auguster Asantewa Boateng

Auguster Asantewa Boateng – Youth Leader of the Month

Auguster Asantewa Boateng
Country Coordinator
Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development – Ghana

Miss Auguster Asantewa Boateng is a broadcast journalist, founder of The Butterfly Effect and the country coordinator for youth volunteering for sustainable  development goals.

Very enterprising,  determined and purposeful team player.

She has the ability to inspire others to work and is passionate in helping make Africa great again.
She is a advocate; her advocacy surrounds sexual reproductive health rights and women empowerment.

“Honoring selfless individuals who continue to impact the lives of youth people voluntary” .

August 12 of every year is celebrated as International Youth Day across Africa and the world. This year celebration comes with the theme “Youth Building Peace”.

International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development committed to fostering peaceful and inclusive societies and affirmed that “Sustainable development cannot be realized without peace and security”.

Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development(YOVSUD) and Pro-Volunteer a youth-based volunteer groups have partner to honor the following individuals for their tirelessly and endless contribution towards fostering peace and development across Africa and the world.

My Volunteer Experience – Moula Bakhsh

My Role as an ‘AMBASSDOR OF EDUCATION’’

My name is Moula Bakhsh with short name ‘’MB’’ from a small village of district lasbela province Baluchistan, my village name is Baloch Kun bela City and I study at degree college bela, I am an under graduate, my main subjects are political science and sociology and since when I felt the fragrance of beauty life then I realized to be passionate not only limited life for my own self but also others so my craziness never allowed me to walk away until I live life for others that is what I was looking forward to get a single chance from different places so finally one day at 9:am I got a phone call, one of my friend name Rameez Ahmed  who asked me to join the workshop ‘TAKE A CHILD TO SCHOOL’’ program. It was four days training going here at Rest House Bela District Lasbela through (WANG) struggling for fairer society) and then I took part in this workshop I always wanted to impress my people to get enroll their children in school to contribute for a fairer society’

In this way I took first step with more hopes as volunteer what for I was taught through the facilitators who inspired me what is next which is need to be done so it was pretty tough job at the beginning of my journey.

I faced so many struggles to identify such out of school kids I knew the value of education that how necessary it is for every kid of this country because the  current rate of educational system is little bit rough and i  thought maybe my little contribution of enrolling kids  will also be very important if  i show the school doors to the kids might in future who can develop a batter environment tomorrow’’  after the completion of training i started meeting with nearer school teachers, some notable people and parents to turn their children to the school  after so much toughest paths of my journey  i went to every house of my area to get enroll kids into the school and  i got conquer enrolling at least more than (10)ten children in the school so that system can go forward i have often a keen to help people whose kids are away from school probably some kids to whom I met who were labors and their parents said to me that they can’t afford to send their kids to school because of financial issues this story made me cry to think why our innocent kids are  out of school who may be the leaders of my country but Alas! Our government isn’t reaching many parts of the country where ought to be reached i would say in this case (WANG) performed excellent job which also inspired me to think and warm zeal of seeking such important roles took me towards a different passage where i felt more responsibility as a social actor as what need to go more through with helpful hands from the last day of training  to till now i promised to myself that if whatever i face all kind of challenges,circumstances, problems and difficulties I will not look back until i do my job as true Pakistani for my nation.

‘’Always have the determination like a mirror who never loses its ability to reflect back even if broken into a thousand pieces’

At the end i will not forget to pay thanks (WANG) to utilize such projects like ‘’TACS’’and best of the result through excellent performance’’

                             ‘’My Role As An AMBASSDOR OF EDUCATION’’

                                     ‘’I Am The Active Citizen’’

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My Volunteer Experience – Akinjise Daniel

Volunteerism is an act of giving your time, money or advice for the support of a cause.
I have volunteered for over 3 years in different capacity which have affected my life positively. volunteerism has helped meet people of great caliber who i would never have dreamt of meeting. volunteerism have given me a voice.
Akinjise Daniel
Social Impact maker
08035449251
 COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • As Director of publicity and information (JCIN-Eruwa), I was directly responsible for successful coordination of meeting venues, programs, guest speakers and publicity of the organization for increase in membership.  As a result of interesting and informational program was able to increase membership by 25% and 40% respectively.
  • Chairman of Inter-departmental football contest, which was attended by over 100 students. I oversaw the choice of field, team selection and Number of players to participate. Letters were sent to important head of department and school management so that the program can run successfully without flop

NB: The major impact of this project was to bring all departments and associations in the school into a unified whole with love amongst them

  • Team member, Donation of provisions, toiletries and cloths to destitute home. We paid a visit to the less privilege home in Ekiti state, Nigeria
  • VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT, Nigeria Presidential election (Ikeja Axis)

Performed a wide range of monitoring activities during the election process to be sure the election is done in the right way without rigging

  • Volunteer, Sebeccly Cancer Care and Support Centre (Oct, 2015)
  • Volunteer, Run for cancer, Lagos (Dec, 2015)
  • Climate march organized by Heinrich Boll foundation at Abuja (Nov, 2015)
  • Keep Eruwa Police station clean (2012-2013)
  • Volunteer, Dream from the slum Initiatives

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • MENTOR, Junior Achievement (2016)

I stood in as a mentor to a group of 30 secondary school students (Ajayi Crowther secondary school), yaba on how to administer and manage a business.

  • TRAINER, Reign Ville College (2014)

HUMAN SERVICES EXPERIENCE

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services at Devatop Centre for African Development (2015 to Present).
  • Coordinated the keep Yaba College of technology Clean Project : a project used to ensure that student know and understand the value of cleanliness and its effect on our health.”
  • Wrote article on the “effect of Climate Change” that was published in the Heinrich Boell Stiftung Foundation website
  • Volunteer, Foursquare Gospel church in Nigeria 60 Anniversary, Nigeria 2015

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