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Reading: From Ibadan to the USA Nigerian Lady Celebrate as she becomes Graduate Research Assistant
Reading: From Ibadan to the USA Nigerian Lady Celebrate as she becomes Graduate Research Assistant

From Ibadan to the USA Nigerian Lady Celebrate as she becomes Graduate Research Assistant

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From Ibadan to the USA Nigerian Lady Celebrate as she becomes Graduate Research Assistant

From Ibadan to the USA Today marks a special milestone in Olayemi Ojeokuns life. It has been one month since she left Nigeria to pursue a graduate degree at Kansas State University in the United States. Olayemi was determined to make the dream of studying abroad a reality before completing her undergraduate studies.

With an eye towards growing into an international setting and cutting edge skills, Olayemi started her academic journey in her native Osun State University. Despite not being able to earn a firstclass degree, Olayemi finished with honors and a commitment to bringing her dream to life.

From there, she was able to participate in several internships with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. This experience solidified her commitment to pursuing her international degree and eventually, this zeal paid off. After receiving numerous rejection letters, Olayemi decided to take a leap of faith.

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She wrote a letter to God asking for a 2022 gift and her courage and dedication was matched by her faith. Today, Olayemi is ecstatic about what she has experienced in the past month. As the first African student of her advisor, Olayemi has had the chance to interact with people from all corners of the world and enjoy the cultural diversity of a worldrenowned university.

She has expressed her gratitude to her family, friends, lecturers, and mentors on LinkedIn who have been with her through an incredible journey. Finally, she has left words of encouragement to everyone looking to make their dreams come true to never give up. As the story of Olayemis achievements demonstrate, even if your tongue fails you, writing to God can lead to amazing blessings in your life.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.