“The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Ghandi
ONE is excited to announce the launch of our very first ONE Champions program!
This group of development stars will be supporting ONE’s campaigns and advocacy work in Nigeria. Made up of supporters from Abuja, Kano, Lago, Makurdi, and Ibadan our Champions have come from a range of careers including medical officers, journalist, and students.
We asked why they signed up to become ONE Champions, below are some of their amazing responses:
Imo Chinasa Ude:
“Growing up in a country where corruption, social injustice, and inequality are common, is of great concern for me. I chose to join the voices of thousands of people working to promote and defend human dignity, end extreme poverty and injustice through advocacy and education.”
“Being a ONE champion means I get to play an active role in the fight to correct social, economic and political injustice, and to contribute my own effort to the eradication of extreme poverty in the world”
“As a girl growing up in Nigeria, I was conscious of the challenges faced by young girls. ONE Champions could not have come at a better time. I am now able to contribute my voice to several campaigns aimed at creating a better life, especially for young people in our country.”
“I am a world changer, but I can’t do it alone. That’s why I am joining 7 million ONE members so we can make the world what we want it to be! A family of nine poor men and one rich man makes a family of 10 poor men (African proverb) – no matter how much you have, you are poor if people around you are poor!”
“I have always questioned why disease and poverty are synonymous to Africa. I have been here and there; where I can’t go, I read about; I must say there’s rabid imprisonment in Africa (physical & psychological) that stifles our growth and development. I am teaming up with ONE to make things better for my continent. I am proud to be a ONE Champion!”
“I became a ONE Champion in to be empowered with knowledge and the technical ability to Campaign and Advocate for the issues close to my heart; ending extreme poverty and preventable diseases – which plague Nigeria, Africa and the World.”
“I became a ONE champion for a purpose. To be part of a community of people passionate about contributing and raising our voices to policy makers in critical areas of health and agriculture that affect me, and the common man hoping to reduce poverty to its absolute minimum.”
“I became a ONE Champion to be a voice to the voiceless, a Nigerian with a new mindset of transformation. I am a ONE Champion because I want to be part of a progressive and prosperous Nigeria that I and others collectively build.”
“I have always dreamt of a better Nigeria and I have in my own little way strived for her betterment. The ONE Champions program, for me, is a timely opportunity to make greater impact as I partner and work with a reputable organisation whose mission resonates with my dreams.”
“I became a ONE Champion because ONE is a great platform to contribute to the fight against extreme poverty and hunger and I believe that I could do much better in this fight if my campaign and advocacy capacity was developed. I am delighted to be a Champion because ONE has girded me with appropriate skills needed to better the lives of people, from the community level right up to the international sphere…now I can fly”