Some members of the Media and Communications Department earlier interviewed Miss Blessing Uwisike. Blessing volunteers with OneAfricanChild Foundation, Lagos region. She shares some of her exciting pastimes and her experience with OneAfricanChild Foundation.
Read her interview below;
Tell us about yourself.
I am Uwisike Akpevwe, Akpevweoghene for short. LOL. I am a happy soul, who takes life one day at a time. I am also one who loves to improve lives, and one of the platforms I do that on is through One African Child (OAC). I am an enthusiast for fashion, the African way. I express this through sales of hand dyed fabrics (Adire). When I am not advertising my business, I am either volunteering, reading a book, writing content, managing social media platforms, or thinking about my life.
What is your philosophy about life?
I believe that life should be enjoyed. One step at a time. I am a strong advocate of doing your own thing without comparing yourself with anyone. Living a life of purpose and impact outweighs every other fleeting pleasure that life offers; the latter is only reasonable when the former is well accomplished.
What are your likes and dislikes?
I like food, I hate drugs. I love to read books for my own pleasure, I don’t like exams or tests. I like my person, I dislike mediocrity. I like Trump too!
How did you learn about OAC?
One of the founding members, Arthur, told me about it, and encouraged me to join. I joined few months after the foundation kicked off, and it has been awesome.
When and why did you join OAC?
I joined OAC 5 years ago. I joined because I was not in any activity group in school and wanted to explore. I saw that it aligned with my values and it gave a sense of fulfillment when I made a child happy, and now I’m stuck!
OAC is like the best foundation to volunteer with. Everyone is enthusiastic and self-motivated. Vicky is such an amazing leader, and I tell her every time that I’m proud of her. OAC makes you take your gaze off yourself and see the needs of those around you. It’s a privilege and very humbling experience to volunteer with this foundation.
Tell us about your profession/career and how it relates to your work in OAC as a volunteer.
I’m a content developer and social media manager, although I hope to fully go into humanitarianism in the long run. Because of my knowledge in the digital sphere and in writing, I work in the media unit of OAC, posting on the platforms and coming up with content where necessary.
What has been your most rewarding volunteer experience in OAC?
The days when I am able to come through for a child, that beats any other thing I get to do in the foundation.
What do you do during your free time?
I read, hang out, or just live.
You Only Live Once (YOLO). Make it count!
Thank you Blessing Uwisike Akpevweoghene.