The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.
Over the years, the brand has awarded youngsters who are driven with passion to implement change in various sectors of their respective communities.
The 2019 edition of the award will be honouring two beautiful and alluring Nigerian ladies who have used their inspiring abilities to impact the lives of thousands of people – most especially young – in the country.
Eedee-Bari Bawoh and Chidinma Okoli have been recognized by the organizers and will be awarded for their resilience and drive towards implementing change in their country.
These exceptional young ladies have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to serve their communities and create long lasting change on a global scale.
VOICE TO THE STREET. LAGOS, NIGERIA
After seeing so many children falling into the traps of the street, Eedee-Bari was inspired to take action. She made it her mission to empower children through education, giving them the best life chances possible.
Since founding ‘Voice to the Street’, Eedee-Bari has supported over 1,350 street-children through counselling events, scholarship funds and the distribution of educational materials. Thanks to her hard work, and the coordination of over 50 volunteers, Eedee-Bari is building new futures for children throughout Lagos.
Eedee-Bari used to find it hard to speak out but now she has gained enough confidence to see a wrong and opt to make a difference. And that difference is only going to keep on growing.
FINANCIALLY LITERATE AFRICA, LAGOS
After witnessing first-hand the level of poverty prevalent in her community, Chidinma founded Financially Literate Africa – a financial education organisation for young Africans to bring themselves and their families out of poverty. In this capacity she provides young people with financial advice to become economically empowered and financially literate.
Through her campaign “Be Financially Intelligent”, over a thousand young people took part in activities that would benefit their future financial self. She has mentored over 50 young girls on financial literacy through the G7 initiative and has become passionate about bringing financial stability to young people in poverty.
Excerpts from Diana Awards