Imrana Alhaji Buba, a peace building and human right advocate, and Adepeju Opeyemi Jaiyeoba, a lawyer, founder of Mothers’ Delivery Kit Ventures and women right advocate, have been selected as part of the 20 finalists that would be considered for the 2017 Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World.
These young Nigerians were selected in recognition of the global impact of their works.
24 year old Buba is the founder of Youth Coalition Against Terrorist (YOCAT) a volunteer-based organization in northern Nigerian working to unite youth against violent extremism through peace education programme in schools and villages.
Since 2010 when YOCAT was establishment, it has recruited over 600 volunteers across the country. It has partnered with many local organizations in organizing peace education and skills acquisition training for young Nigerians in the north-eastern part of the country.
On the other hand, Jaiyeoba’s ventures has sold over 18,000 kits and trained over 2,000 birth attendants. Also, in furtherance of its expansion goals in the area of maternal and child health and sexual reproductive health, Brown Button Foundation is seeking partners in Niger, Mali and Chad to help further its work of improving the health and rights of women in rural communities.
According to the information on JCI website “the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) program honors ten outstanding young people under the age of 40 each year. These individuals exemplify the spirit of the JCI Mission and provide extraordinary service to their communities. Whether through service, innovation, determination or revolutionary thinking, these young active citizens create positive impacts on a local and global level.
“Narrowing the 2017 JCI TOYP top twenty finalists to the final ten honorees will be done not only by the final judging panel, comprised of representatives of select partner organizations and the JCI President, but also by a public popular online vote”.
Visit voting site to vote for the firebrand Nigerians who are putting the country on the global map positively.
These ten young active citizens will be honored during the 2017 JCI World Congress on Thursday, November 9th in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, according to JCI. Let’s take them there.