Austina

Joined Apr 2016
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Empower Tomorrow's Leaders Through Reading With Me

What I'm Leading

A campaign to engender reading culture among teenage girls in Nigeria using books and educational resources. This is targeted at indigent girls who have zero or limited access to educational material, especially in rural areas, so that they can remain in school and expand their opportunities beyond. 

Who I'm Impacting

Young adults and teenage girls of Secondary school age.

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About Me

I come from a community called Etsako in South South Nigeria. My family is a polygamous one and polygamy is quite prevalent in my area. A major concern I have is female genital mutilation. Mothers emotionally blackmail their daughters into submitting to the practice with veiled threats. I believe that if these girls get empowered with the necessary skills and tools for financial freedom to be independent enough and within a few years, the practice will die a natural death, if many are bold enough through economic empowerment to shun it. I am a novelist and currently working on my second book. I am privileged to speak the three major languages in Nigeria, asides the English Language. I am a 40 year old single mother, and together with my daughter, we reside in the outskirts of Lagos Nigeria.

My Vision

To empower fellow women and girls through a pet program that will encourage women from dissident homes to acquire skills

Needs

I need educational and skills acquisition materials,expertise and finances so as to hit the ground running with this pet project in 2017.

Abilities

Motivational and public speaking. Writing and ability to mobilise groups through one on one contact and also using social media platforms

Interests

Economic PowerEducation EqualityEmpowering Girls

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Austina commented on We Still Dance May 18, 2017 Austina commented on FRONTLINES OF MY LIFE May 13, 2017 Austina loved RWANDA: Our Periods Should Be a Source of Pride and Power Mar 29, 2017 Austina loved NIGERIA: I Stood Up to My Father’s Tyranny Mar 29, 2017 Austina loved Feminism begins at home Mar 29, 2017 Austina loved My Elevator Pitch Mar 27, 2017 Austina loved Self Care - Because I Deserve It Mar 02, 2017 Austina loved A Dream Out of Despair Mar 02, 2017 Austina loved A change of diet got me from wheelchair to well Mar 02, 2017 Austina loved A proud woman Mar 02, 2017 Austina loved GUATEMALA: The peaceful strike that made our President resign. Mar 02, 2017 Austina loved Women of Cameroon: Let’s make Women’s Day count! Mar 01, 2017 Austina commented on Fate of the United States Hinges on Connection to Women Globally Mar 01, 2017 Austina loved Fate of the United States Hinges on Connection to Women Globally Mar 01, 2017 Austina loved CAMEROON: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Technical Education Mar 01, 2017 Austina loved Looking Life At A Better Side. Mar 01, 2017 Austina commented on Shout No! Any which way! Mar 01, 2017 Austina commented on Frontlines of My Life Mar 01, 2017 Austina commented on Module 1 Assignment: Frontlines of My Life Mar 01, 2017 Austina loved Module 1 Assignment: Frontlines of My Life Mar 01, 2017 Austina loved Frontlines of my life Mar 01, 2017 Austina loved Dear future partner. Mar 01, 2017 Austina loved NIGERIA: I Was Fired for Being Pregnant Mar 01, 2017 Austina loved Week 5 of Advanced Digital Changemaking training Mar 01, 2017 Austina loved The missing dimension in HIV/AIDS Programming -LOVE Mar 01, 2017 Austina loved Reflections! Mar 01, 2017 Austina commented on Frontlines of My Life Mar 01, 2017 Austina commented on Frontlines of My Life Feb 13, 2017 Austina commented on Frontlines of My Life Feb 12, 2017 Austina commented on The frontlines of my life. Feb 12, 2017 Austina commented on The Frontlines of My Life, A story of Limited, Unffordable Internet Access Feb 10, 2017 Austina commented on Advanced Training- Learning Materials Feb 08, 2017 Austina commented on Requirements for Completion Feb 08, 2017 Austina commented on I AM EVERYWOMAN May 05, 2016