“I believe in helping and uplifting others. It is imperative to note that, what people don’t know they simply don’t know and can’t make adjustments in their lives for a positive change.” – Vera Uche Umejiaku.

Vera is a Grassroots Development Champion driven by impact and legacy, making a sustainable change, and personal development. She is passionate about learning and growing, helping and uplifting others and living a good life. 

She is a graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she had a major in History and international studies and a minor in English and Literary Studies. She is currently working as a voice over artist and radio presenter.

During her service year, Vera saw an opportunity to make a positive impact in her community. Together with her friends;  Dike Lawrence Prince, Olorunfemi Temitope, Aboro Blessing, Ogah Daniel and Joseph Moses, Vera spearheaded a “Clean Up” project at Dunama Secondary school, Lafia, Nasarawa state. She chose the project because she observed refuse dumping was one of the prevalent problems around the neighborhood. 

In the course of the project, Vera addressed  the importance of a clean environment and its effect on the health and wellbeing of the people, and the climate. At the end, the students carried out a Clean Up exercise in the school and its surroundings. She gifted waste baskets to the school to support them in keeping their environment clean.

“I executed the project to create an awareness of the effects of environmental pollution and inspire action in young ones. I am grateful to Do Take Action for giving me the platform and supporting me with the resources I needed for the project.” – Vera Uche Umejiaku.

Vera has taken action to contribute to a healthier and safer environment in her community. 

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