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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Lisbeth
Sep 04
Sep 04

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

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
Sep 05

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
Sep 05

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
Sep 06

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
Sep 06

Amazing. Congratulations Ketruah! More power to you.

Beth Lacey
Sep 10
Sep 10

WooHoo! Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment!

Anita Shrestha
Oct 07
Oct 07

Thank you sharing