From being a World Pulse Ambassador to becoming a SPEAK! Champion

Keturah Shammah
Posted September 4, 2019 from Nigeria

Over 260 applications reviewed from 66 countries across the World and my organisation Girls Education Mission International stood out for the ideas expressed, Passion and Capacity to work with the global team of SPEAK! events to help organizations facilitate SPEAK! events in Nigeria. 

The selection as a 2019 SPEAK! Champion by the World Alliance for Citizen Participation – CIVICUS was disclosed in a letter of conveyance by Frederic on behalf of the SPEAK! global team who described the selection as an opportunity for me to lead the SPEAK! Campaign.

Below is the congratulatory message in part:

"Dear Keturah Shammah

Congratulations!

On behalf of the SPEAK! Global Team, we are pleased to inform you that you have been selected as a SPEAK! Champion.

The SPEAK! Campaign builds understanding by giving voice to individuals and communities across boundaries and divisions. Building upon last year’s success, we look forward to another global event to address some of the most pressing issues in your community.

We reviewed over 260 applications from 66 countries across the world, and your organisation stood out for the ideas expressed, passion and capacity to make positive change in your community.

The campaign will culminate in 24 hours of Global Action on 20-21 September. You will be working closely with the global team of SPEAK! to help facilitate SPEAK! events in your community ………”

The listing of GEM as a Champion can be found here! https://www.togetherwespeak.org/champions/

This story was submitted in response to #OurImpact.

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Wusufor
Sep 04, 2019
Sep 04, 2019

Hi Keturah,
Congratulations! I wish you the very best during the program. Keep flying high with your organization.
Warm regards

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Sep 05, 2019
Sep 05, 2019

Hello, sister Keturah,

Wow, another feather in your cap! Congratulations! We're rejoicing with you, unstoppable World Pulse Ambassador! We're so proud of you, dear. Please keep us posted with your activities. :)

Maya Iwata
Sep 05, 2019
Sep 05, 2019

Hello Keturah,
Congratulations my World Pulse sister! Thank you so much for sharing your success. Look forward to hearing more about your campaign for Global Action later this month.
Best wishes to you and Girls Education Mission International!

Dawn Arteaga
Sep 05, 2019
Sep 05, 2019

WOW! Such a well deserved honor! It makes me so happy when amazing people are honored for their work. Cheering you on always! Congratulations!!

Jill Langhus
Sep 06, 2019
Sep 06, 2019

Hi Keturah,

How are you doing? It's sounds like you're doing very well, indeed. Congrats on your speaking engagement. Looking forward to hearing how it goes:-)

XX

Anum Shakeel
Sep 06, 2019
Sep 06, 2019

Amazing. Congratulations Ketruah! More power to you.

Beth Lacey
Sep 10, 2019
Sep 10, 2019

WooHoo! Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment!

Anita Shrestha
Oct 07, 2019
Oct 07, 2019

Thank you sharing

lizzymark
Nov 07, 2019
Nov 07, 2019

Thumb's up to you,it is beautiful. I was there and it was truly great keep on

Kadi_lokule
Nov 13, 2019
Nov 13, 2019

It always begins with a voice. You did it. Well done Keturah keep rising (hugs)

Tatenda Rukarwa
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Congratulations sister..continue to raise the standard

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Jan 24
Jan 24

Congratulations sis
You very much deserve this. And be ready bc many more are coming.
Best wishes and lots of hugs...u did it!!!!!