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
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/