ArOY Health Campaign: (Videos and Pics) Global youths endorse OCI Foundation’s cancer fight (Courtesy: Global Youth Leaders Network; GYLeN); June 3rd, 2021

ArOY Health Campaign: (Videos and Pics) Global youths endorse OCI Foundation’s cancer fight (Courtesy: Global Youth Leaders Network; GYLeN); June 3rd, 2021

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Global youth leaders, under the aegis of the Global Youth Leaders Network (GYLeN), have paid exciting tributes to the OCI Foundation and its novel anti-breast and anti-cervical cancer initiative, the Arm Our Youths (ArOY) Health Campaign. Four of these leaders, from the Gambia, Georgia and South Africa, were speaking only a few days after their summit on International Strategic Engagement on Nation Building and Award Presentation, which was held on Sunday, May the 30th, 2021, in Abuja, Nigeria.

Tributes from 4 different global youth leaders

At the summit, GYLeN honoured the  OCI Foundation’s President, Dr Chris Ifediora with an award as on “Selfless Humanitarian Service to Humanity“.
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.

It should be noted that the ArOY Campaign is a novel, Harvard-endorsedWHO-supported, and evidence-based health promotion initiative of the OCI Foundation, which is being introduced across all senior secondary schools in Nigeria as a way of tackling breast and cervical cancers. In September 2019, it was rolled out across all the 261 senior secondary schools in Anambra State of Nigeria, and a similar event, scheduled for Benue State in May 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All of Nigeria’s 36 states (and the FCT) are expected to benefit from the ArOY campaign on or before the end of 2025, and the ongoing consultations are part of this whole process.

The ArOY Health Campaign has the support of the, (the World’s first online University), the United States Centers for Disease Control (U.S. CDC) and the University of British Columbia, Canada (ranked 45th in the world, according to the 2021 QS World University Ranking). Experts from these institutions, along with others from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and the Griffith University (Australia), will work with the OCI Foundation and the Nigerian Government on the roll-out, implementation and monitoring of the ArOY project. In addition, the prestigious Harvard Medical School, USA, of which Dr Chris Ifediora (the Founder of the OCI Foundation) is an Alumnus of, had earlier endorsed the Campaign, and made significant contributions to the Campaign’s design ahead of its roll out in Anambra State last year.

A number of other reputable Nigerian institutions partnering the OCI Foundation on this initiative include the Innoson Group, the NYSC (National Office), the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs (Nigeria),  Nigeria’s National Orientation Agency (NOA), the Federal Ministry of Health (Nigeria)Nollywood Nigeria, the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS)Silk Road Restaurant (Abuja), and the Post Primary Schools Service Commission, PPSSC (Anambra state), among others.

There are also plans to involve the Office of the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Nigeria’s Governor’s Forum (which includes the Governors of all the 36 States of Nigeria), and Nigeria’s ministries of Health, Education and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Gaga Mumladze (Georgia)

Victor Okolie (GAMBIA)

Samkeliswe Chunda (South Africa)

Aleksandrea Lilushavile (Georgia)

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