“I strive for a world where children and young people have a voice and reach their full potential as bright scholars, healthy individuals and future leaders in society” – Emeka Johnson Nwankwo.

Emeka is a Grassroots Development Champion passionate about youth development and creating a sustainable environment.

He is a graduate of Computer Education from Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University. He is a Graphic designer, HSE Officer, SDG Advocate, Drug prevention and Social Media Influencer, Climate Activist and a Safety Officer by Profession. 

In his efforts to contribute to a sustainable environment, he founded Center for Sustainable Development Initiative (CENSDI), published two (2) articles on environment, and have volunteered for countless not-for-profit organizations. He is also very passionate about youth development and has led many initiatives as a volunteer. 

This is part of the reason he became a Grassroots Development Champion with DO.

He carried out the “Clean Up” project at Abali Park, Mile 1 Port Harcourt where he addressed improper waste management and the dangers of Climate change in our society.

In the course of the project, he sensitised over 500 people on environmental pollution and climate change, teamed up with other volunteers on a clean up exercise in the park and bagged more than 20 bags of waste.

However, that is not the end of it for Emeka. He plans on visiting schools for climate sensitization, plastic pollution and tree planting. This is his way of contributing to a healthy and sustainable environment.

Emeka has also carried out a Menstrual Hygiene sensitization project at Rumuola Community, Port Harcourt, where he addressed the need for women to be cared for, urging the government to reduce the cost of pads or better still share free pads to underserved communities. 

“I have always wanted to serve humanity and doing these projects are life fulfilling for me and I derive joy in what I do because it’s what I have passion for.

Emeka has taken action to contribute to a healthier environment in his community.

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