Amanda Obidike For World Pulse Spirits Awards, 2020 (Super Powers).

okwuchiikpo
Posted December 22, 2020 from Nigeria

At first, I do not often post stories here but I read world changers Stories from around the World. Every woman here has shown how she shapes change in their Community.

 

A couple of days ago, black people on Twitter shared their various "superpowers". These "superpowers" are heroes either inspired from the cartoons they watched growing up or their hidden skills they rarely show. When I read some of the posts on Twitter, I remembered the woman who introduced me to World Pulse.

 

Her name is Amanda Obidike.

 

Amanda Obidike has diverse and numerous super powers that she may not know of.

 

1. She is a connector. I remember when I reached out to her when I had some challenge about a copyright issue. She called some lawyers who offered me pro-bono tips and procedures for free. She shares her network, friends, and is always happy to give you that emotional support to win.

 

2. She is an enabler. To her, nothing is impossible. She always tells us as mentees that we there is nothing wrong in trying. Just DO IT. She is the one person who sees a problem and looks for how to create a solution.

 

3. She is a Voice. A voice for the people. A voice for Africa and a Voice for our gender. Her mentoring program has helped young girls find their voice and dreams. This alone is an inspiration and I am happy to have crossed paths with her.

 

4. Through her work, she Provided an ecosystem for 32 young Entrepreneurs with access to technology tools to help them incubate, innovate, and commercialize their ideas. This supported the development of 28 small businesses owned by young girls to scale up their strategies and plans for small investments by the Tony Elumelu Foundation as of 2019. 65 women in the Alahun Osumba community were trained to build Data logging IoT weather stations to utilize the data collected from their IoT climate system and monitor crops, soil quality and control pests in their farm produce.

She Setup 34 Innovation Clubs in 17 Underserved communities in Beau, Bamenda, Kabwe, Ojo, Ifelodun-Ajeromi and Amuwo-Odofin LCDA where over 1950 students collaborate, design, and Ideate solutions.

Introduced STEM Education and Reading literacy to 2,805 young students in Gawuna Science and Technology School, Kano State.

 

This is to mention a few. I am blessed to know her and work with her team. I pray God gives her the strength, wisdom and more Grace to impact more lives. I also pray God also Grant her heart desires.

 

 

Thank you.

This story was submitted in response to World Pulse Spirit Awards.

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Tamarack Verrall
Dec 22, 2020
Dec 22, 2020

Dear Okwuchiikpo,
What a great reason to post a first post. You have described this sister so beautifully. I love that you thought of her when you were thinking of superpowers. You begin with some great reasons to have her nominated, but then it grows and grows. What a tremendous impact Amanda has had on so many peoples lives!

okwuchiikpo
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Compliments of the Season Ma. Yes indeed she is. I thought to share how she has touched my life and that of others. Thank you also for the compliments and also inspiring me. Your stories and advice have been beautiful on this platform. Thanks.

Jill Langhus
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

Hello Okwuchiikpo,

Congrats on your first post! Thanks for sharing your lovely post and nomination for dear Amanda. I'm sure she'll be thrilled to see it!

Looking forward to seeing more posts from you. Happy Holidays!

okwuchiikpo
Dec 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020

I will begin to share into the new year. I think I have observed the platform enough . It's high time I bring to share. Thank you Ma for the beautiful Compliments. Wishing you a wonderful Yuletide season and a merry Christmas.

Jill Langhus
Dec 24, 2020
Dec 24, 2020

Great to hear:-) You're welcome, and thank you!

Amanda Obidike
Dec 27, 2020
Dec 27, 2020

Waow! This is one of the most beautiful gifts I received this season .
Thank you so much, Okwuchi. God bless you.

Thank you so much for the prayers, the recommendation, the support and your endearing words. I will keep doing the best I can to inspire and encourage more women to excel in their communities.
The World Pulse community has shown me that we are one in unity, love and hope.

Thank you Okwuchi

okwuchiikpo
Jan 14
Jan 14

Always a pleasure, Amanda.
I am grateful for all you do and helping us to find our voice (not giving us a voice).
Thank you so much. May the good Lord continue to shine His glory on your path.
Happy New Year

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

Hello Okwuchiikpo,

This is a lovely first post, so selfless. You're compelled to write because you need to nominate Amanda. I love how you enumerate why she deserves the award. Thank you for sharing this with us!

okwuchiikpo
Jan 14
Jan 14

I am happy I could share my experience and what I have learnt/seen about Amanda Obidike. It's not easy what she does, but I am grateful.
Thank you Karen and great job in keeping the fire on the World Pulse community burning.
You are an inspiration

We're happy you shared this with us. I bet it's not easy. It takes an extraordinary woman like Amanda to make this happen. You're welcome, love. Please keep writing!

Awww. Thank you, my sister. Please join us at our Encourager Party this Friday, January 29, 2PM UTC. Kindly check the recent newsletter from World Pulse (email) for more info on how to register. Hope to see you.:)