13th Award in 9 Months: The Global Youth Leaders Network (GYLeN) honors the OCI Foundation’s President with a “Selfless Humanitarian Service to Humanity“ Award (30/5/2021)

13th Award in 9 Months: The Global Youth Leaders Network (GYLeN) honors the OCI Foundation’s President with a “Selfless Humanitarian Service to Humanity“ Award (30/5/2021)

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On Sunday, May the 30th, 2021, the OCI Foundation received her 13th award since August 2020, as it’s President, Dr Chris Ifediora, was honoured with an award as on Selfless Humanitarian Service to Humanity.  All the 13 awards received in this 9-month period can be found HERE.

The current recognition came courtesy of the Global Youth Leaders Network (GYLeN), whose leaders converged from 4 different countries (the GambiaGeorgia, South Africa and Nigeria) to a one-day summit on International Strategic Engagement on Nation Building and Award Presentation.

The event, which was held at the Pamec Luxury Suites (Logokoma, Abuja, Nigeria) on Sunday, May the 30th, 2021,was convened by the Sweet Home Africa Humanitarian Foundation (SHAHF) and the Youth Advocate for Peace, Justice and Empowerment Network (YAPJEN). SHAHF is an NGO established by Rev Dr Austin EPUNAM, who is also the National Champion of the OCI Foundation, while YAPJEN’s President is Ambassador Timothy NWACHUKWU, a Youth Leader in Nigeria.
GYLeN “is an intellectual and ideological organization” with memberships from over 60 countries around the world, which provides a platform for the breeding of ideas among the youths, globally. The deliberations on this platform allow the youths to brainstorm on the problems facing them across the world. The four GYLeN leaders in attendance at the Abuja event were:
  1. Victor Okolie, the Global President of GYLeN, from the Gambia;
  2. Gaga Mumladze,  an Environmentalist from Georgia;
  3. Samkeliswe Chunda, from Johannesburg, South Africa;
  4. Aleksandrea Lilushavile, an Entrepreneur, from Georgia.

GYLeN subsequently paid exciting tributes to the OCI Foundation’s anti-breast and anti-cervical cancer initiative, the Arm Our Youths (ArOY) Health CampaignThe OCI Foundation is very grateful to the management of GYLeN, for deeming if fit for this award.

VIDEO: GYLeN Leaders endorse the OCI Foundation

The ArOY Health Campaign which is a Harvard and WHO-endorsed novel initiative that seeks to introduce anti-breast and anti-cervical cancer teachings into the curriculum of all senior secondary schools in Nigeria. The Campaign also provides a highly-subsidized digital cervical cancer screening service for Nigerians, along with a freely-available mobile phone application that assists all Nigerians with information and location of cancer services around the Country. Details of the ArOY Health Campaign can be found HERE.

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