A Nigerian College Student with an African Public Health Initiative
Here is the story of Jessica Chibueze, Read below;
My name is Jessica Chibueze and I have a feature that may be of interest to you.
I’m a 20-year old Nigerian American living in the United States who has been going on summer mission trips to Uganda for the past three years. After my first mission to Uganda, my life was impacted greatly. After this trip, I decided to major international Studies and minor in Nonprofit Studies in hopes to secure a career dealing with international development in Africa.
On my second trip to Uganda, I started a iniative to advance public health by teaching young children the importance of hygiene as a way to prevent diseases that the doctors on our mission team would commonly come across during the medical outreach programs we conducted. In 2012, I was able to bathe and clothe 20 children. In 2013, I had a modest goal of bathing and clothing 40 children, but was successfully able to outdo my goal and tend to 60 children.
This July, I intend to continue my project my bathing and clothing 100 children. As an act of sustainability, I want to raise enough supplies to be able to give them enough toiletries to last each of these 100 kids for a year. I also intend to raise money to help support other young Africans to go with me to Uganda this year.
My ultimate goal is to replicate this initiative and establish in Nigeria in the upcoming years.
You can view a previous feature they did of me for last year’s mission trip here
I have created a gofundme page to gather online donations here
It would be an honor to be featured on your site as a way to spread awareness of this cause.
Thank you in advance.