GLP Young Personalities of the Week – August 2020

The GLP Young Personalities of the week, for the first week of August 2020, are Benedicta Uweru-Apuamah and Durodola Olamide.

Joint winners of the inaugural GLP Fellow of the Year Award.

Benedicta Uweru, GLP Young Personality of the Week

Benedicta Uweru-Apuamah

Benedicta Uweru-Apuamah is a Pharmacist and an advocate for healthy living, and is specifically committed to girls health.

She developed the Girls for Development Goals Foundation in 2016 to voluntarily educate school age girls on healthy living as well as sexual & reproductive health issues such as Vesico-Vagina Fistula (VVF), unwanted pregnancies and menstrual health.

As a ONE Champion, she was qualified to represent ONE Africa in October 2017 at the ONE Youth Summit in Brussels, Belgium. She represented Nigeria at the WYSE International Leadership Program (ILP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil (January 6th to 17th 2019); being the ONLY Nigerian at a training that gathered 26 participants from 16 countries of the world. She’s currently working with the Kebbi State Ministry of Health as a Pharmacist and was selected again to represent Nigeria at the Young Political Leadership School Africa in Liberia October 14th -18 this year, 2019 where she was again selected as the Networking coordinator for cohort six Africa.

Durodola Olamide

Durodola Olamide is a young leader particularly interested in SDGs 4, 7 & 8. As the president of his departmental union (Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife), he organized a ground breaking conference to tackle the challenges of suicide and rampant failure amidst students.

With knowledge gained during the fellowship, he was selected as MILLENNIUM Fellow for his campus where he worked on SDG 8.

He was given an award of excellence at IFE Model United Nations (IFEMUN) 2019 for his outstanding performance and contribution to the success of the conference.

He is currently mentoring 5 students directly on the pathway to success and a role model to many students.

The impact both GLP personalities of the week are making through their works is highly commendable.
We recognize their works and are proud of their efforts.

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