Nigeria & Stellenbosch University, 2020
Chioma Amaechi is the conveyor of Youth Activate the Movement (YATM) and Hadassah’s Merge, a platform she uses to train and empower youths and girls in underprivileged communities in Lagos, Nigeria. She is also responsible for managing partnerships, organising events and overseeing the training of youths and girls in various skills through conferences, summits, impact gatherings and workshops.
Chioma uses various mediums to speak against sexual harassment of African girls. She aims to seek solutions to the fundamental problems associated with women and children in emerging economies, particularly in relation to poverty, inequality and hunger. It is her dream to see a society of thriving women exceeding boundaries and breaking stereotypes. Chioma believes in the greatness of the African girl child and it is her dream to see a society of thriving women exceeding boundaries and breaking stereotypes.
Chioma believes that education is a very important tool and a necessary aid required to create the future that is desired and to combat the poverty that plagues most of Africa. Studying development studies will help her to fulfill her dreams of creating a sustainable Africa for the most vulnerable people.
Being a Mandela Rhodes Scholar is an achievement she holds very dearly and sees as a learning, inspiring and propelling platform to be a phenomenal African leader.