At Second Generation’s Blog, we celebrate and promote young people making a difference and also making impact with their little efforts. Victoria Ibiwoye is another young lady with a heart for children, most especially the African child,inspired by love led to the birth of the OneAfricanChild Initiative, a not-for-profit organisations founded primarily to aide children all over Africa and in diaspora in discovering their true identity and place in the society they belong by exploring the power and importance of education, then applying this information to and for the benefit of these children.
For the majority of Africans on the soil and in diaspora, there has always been the experience that sharpened us into the individuals we are today and one we are becoming. Growing up hasn’t been easy especially to be growing not to understand the full meaning to life, what it should be lived for and how best to carry out one’s day to day activities. Finding myself in a society where there is loss of identity – making it unsure for my people especially children to find a place in the society they belong while discovering what the future holds for them.
After many years of personal improvements and my zeal in serving selflessly for the cause of humanity, I birthed the ‘OneAfricanChild’ initiative.
Inspired by the love I have for giving and through the purpose for which I have been called (to transform and influence lives positively), I am set on a journey in progressing towards being the change I desire to see by turning works into action. Yes, its about that time to stop reading statistics and start changing them.
OneAfricanChild stands as a not-for-profit organisations founded primarily to aide children all over Africa and in diaspora in discovering their true identity and place in the society they belong by exploring the power and importance of education, then applying this information to and for the benefit of these children.
Its mission is to “Empower, Educate and Evolve great young African leaders” with a vision of lighting the world by operating as “the leading global network of Africans with influence”.
The initiative works by operating at the grassroot level, involving in but not limited to community services that involves chidren in trainings including self-improvement, physical and mental development, knowledge on history and progress of Africa, fostering community services, visitations, empowerment of the less privileged children, advocacy for victims of domestic violence and all forms of growth and development of ‘OneAfricanChild’.
More importantly, the essence of engaging in these activities is so that we may serve God by helping these children in realising and pursuing their God-ordained purpose in life.
When the future of our children can be made better, it is to our gain and fulfilment as a generation.
OneAfricanChild is progressing towards enhancing the growth, retention and expansion of its organisation. As a result, it seeks the support of well-meaning passionate individual ready to influence and be part of this great work. When we work as a team, united by love and a sound understanding of purpose and direction, then everyone achieves more together. Many of us stand out because of success but only a few stand for the rest who have less. Will you be among those few?
We’ve been dancing to someone else’s beat far too long. It’s time for a new step and a new song. Let’s make our own rhythmic creation and harmonise as one by teaching our next generation to play the drum” – Relevant .
We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible” Barbara Jordan.
“If I must light my little light, I must be sure it’s shining” – OneAfricanChild
Founder: Victoria Ibiwoye
JCI UI Director of Training
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