Godspower Oyubu Special Visits Upon Return from 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship
Upon his return from the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) Program for Young African Leaders, Godspower paid a courtesy visit to His Royal Majesty, the King of his home Community (Mosogar). He shared with His Royal Majesty details about the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program, his experience in the United States and possible rooms for collaboration with his new networks from the Fellowship to empower young adults in the community and also improve the educational system within the community.
|Godspower and the King of Mosogar Kingdom|
One of the visions of Godspower for youths in the community is to provide quality mentorship on digital skills via his Mentorship Program, Kerux Academic Institute (KAI). This will provide free training for teenagers on digital skills and connect trained teenagers to remote job opportunities.
|Godspower and the U.S. Consul General, Will Stevens|
The King, who was super excited and proud of the achievement of Godspower offered special prayers for him assuring Godspower of his support for the vision for youths and teenagers in Mosogar community. Present with the King during the time of this visit were two notable Political Leaders in the community: the former Commissioner for Environment in Delta State and the PDP Chairman of Ethiope West Local Government Area. Both Political Leaders applauded the vision of Godspower and promised to give their supports to ensure young adults within the community are empowered.
|U.S. Consul General, Will Stevens and 2023 Mandela Washington Fellows at Lagos Continental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.|
|Godspower at U.S. Consul General's Residence at Ikoyi, Lagos|
Godspower, who works as a Lecturer at the prestigious Delta State College of Education, Mosogar, was also received and welcomed back to work by the Provost of the College, Dr Israel Imide as well as other Principal Officers of the College. Godspower also shared his Fellowship experience with the College Principal Officers, proposing a Leadership Seminar which would be held for young adults within the College community and host community featuring Professionals from the United States and other African countries. He also shared with the Provost possible ways to partner and collaborate with his host University in the U.S.A. (Kansas State University) to expose the College students to mentorship and opportunities abroad after their program in the College. This he proposed could also enhance and build a cordial relationship between the College and the U.S. University which could facilitate future collaborations. The Provost thanked Godspower for making the College proud and prayed for greater achievements for him.
|Visit to I.C.E School, Mosogar|
|Picture with Uduaka Secondary School Staff during visit|
|Uduaka Secondary School students gifted with copies of Godspower's book|
Godspower and all 57 Mandela Washington Fellows for the 2023 Cohorts were also welcomed back to Nigeria by the U.S. Consul General, Will Stevens at the Reunion Conference hosted by the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN). The Consul General encouraged all 57 Fellows to do greater works for their communities and Nation, building on their skills and connections from the highly esteemed Mandela Washington Fellowship Program.
|Godspower addressing students at Uduaka Secondary School during visit|
|Godspower addressing students at Demonstration Secondary School, Mosogar.|
In preparation for the Post Fellowship Leadership Seminar organized by Kerux Academic Institute (KAI) for young adults in Mosogar, Godspower visited Secondary Schools within Mosogar, encouraging teenagers to be hardworking and aim for the best in their education. He gave out free copies of his published book to some students and teachers and invited them for the Leadership Seminar. Godspower addressed over 1000 students in the schools visited and gave out over 70 copies of his book free of charge.
|Godspower inviting teenagers to Leadership Seminar organized by KAI|
Godspower also had an online meeting with the Commissioner for Higher Education in Delta State, Prof Nyerovwo Tonukari where he shared his Mandela Washington Fellowship experience and informed the Honorable Commissioner of his vision for the College students and youths/teenagers in his home community. The Commissioner promised to attend subsequent Seminars and also encourage Godspower to keep impacting the youths in Delta State.