VOLUNTEERS TUESDAY: MEET UJU UDE
Tell us about yourself
My name is Uju Ude. I am a lawyer currently undergoing my NYSC program in Lagos. I graduated from Babcock University in 2016.
I am also a writer with particular interest in poetry and blogging.
I am passionate about learning, imparting knowledge and helping people
I believe that whatever is worth doing is worth doing well.
Likes and Dislike
I like writing and meeting new people
I dislike dishonest people
I hope to reach the peak of my career as a lawyer and contribute my own quota in improving the Nigerian legal system.
Reason for joining OAC
I joined OAC because I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself. I felt I had been keeping so much in me for so long and same deserved to be used for the benefit of others. Asides this, the fact that I desire to impart knowledge at every given opportunity drove me to join OAC as the organization provides a platform for imparting knowledge to the younger generation amongst other things.
Experience so far
My experience as a volunteer with OAC has been wonderful. I have had the opportunity to learn from great minds who are passionate about achieving Education for sustainable development as a means to empower the younger generation.
Joining OAC is one of the best decisions I have made so far as I have found a sense of fulfillment by being a volunteer. This is predicated on the fact that as a volunteer, you are concerned about the plight of others and not just yourself; this, in itself, gives me great joy.
Being a volunteer does not mean you should not conduct yourself with the same degree of seriousness which you would employ in taking on any other task. I think this is something every volunteer should bear in mind when volunteering.