Hi, tell us about yourself.
Hi, my name is Gift Agboro, a law graduate from the University of Ibadan.
What are you most passionate about?
Hmm, that would be impacting lives positively through advocating for effective leadership or reaching out to people generally through impactful initiatives and programs.
What are your career goal(s) and life ambitions(s)?
My short term career goal (3-5 years),is to be a corporate lawyer working either in the development sector or a consulting firm. My life ambition would be to live my life to the fullest and impacting lives one step at a time.
What is your guiding philosophy ?
One of my life’s guiding philosophy is to never give up. I have tried to apply this in my life. Though giving up sometimes could be tempting, however, with this, I have tried to stay on it. Another guiding principle is to never despise my little beginnings, and never disregard people.
Do you have specific Likes and dislikes? If yes, please tell us.
I like people who are honest and transparent, people who can tell me the truth even when it hurts. I dislike backbiters and dishonest attitude displayed by others.
What inspires you?
Hmmm, I am inspired by a lot of things and people. One thing I know am inspired by is to daily become a better version of me. This, propels and inspires me to forge ahead and achieve my life goals.
How did you learn about OneAfricanChild (OAC) and what are your reason(s) for joining?
I learnt about OAC from a friend Lola Odeniyi who was/is still volunteering with OAC till date. One of the reasons why I joined was because I saw OAC as an organization where I can impact in my little way. Also, I believed in the cause OAC seeks to drive and wanted to be a part of something big.
How has your experience been so far?
My experience so far has been in one-word “awesome”. I have found family amongst OAC and my volunteering experience has been one of great inspiration to me. Each moment invested as a volunteer was a moment to discover myself and to put smiles in the hearts of people while doing that. It’s like making my light shine and invariably allowing others light shine through my little acts of kindness.
Please share with us your Best moments in OAC.
I have had wonderful moments. From OAC volunteering meetings to community projects. But, one that has stood to be memorable would be when we organized a movie show at Abadina School in Ibadan to enlighten the students and teachers in Dyslexia. The impact measured that day was awesome! After the feedback from one particular teacher, I felt I was some sort of hero.
What do you think of OAC in the universe?
Asides being a global organization to be reckoned with, I see OAC has a force championing and leading conversations on quality and inclusive education impacting 1child at a time.
No one should ever say “who am I to effect a change or lead a change?”. Together we can accomplish more!