Celebrating 5 years of working with AfriGrowth Foundation – Jennifer Omale
My name is Jennifer Omale, graduate of political science and a human development expert at AfriGrowth Foundation Abuja.
It all started in 2012 at the AfriGrowth Foundation Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training where my passion for humanitarian service began and the journey for development started. As a way of giving back and putting the ‘Big Toe Theory, which encourages not given up even at the toughest time into practice. I started as a volunteer in AfriGrowth Foundation September 2012; moved to an Assistance programs officer in 2014, Program officer in 2015 then grew to a Senior Program Officer in 2016.
Due to my quest for knowledge and to get a better understanding of the people we serve I gained a Masters in Political Economy and Development studies in 2017. Watching me grow in a nonprofit organization that enhances growth and changes lives has been a great and knowledgeable experience in the last five years.
Under my portfolio, over 34 libraries have been established and 15,000 children in underserved communities are beneficiaries of the Library Literacy Program which aims at bringing back the reading culture in the lives of children to make them more literate.
AfriGrowth Foundation through its Learning Center for Youth & Staff Capacity Building Programs has strengthened me to expand in my understanding of grant applications, partnership building, networking, team management, strategic planning, stakeholders engagement, and working with vulnerable children in needy communities within Nigeria
In the past five years I have had the privilege of being mentored by great mentors like Amb. Joe Keshi, Mrs. Dayo Keshi, Mrs. Oly Sanni, Mr. Oluseyi Babatunde just to mention a few.
Working in AfriGrowth Foundation has further taught me greater Patience, Persistence, Passion, Doggedness and the quest for understanding the development sector.
For I believe “I can do & make it if only I try”