Name: OBINNA AMALAHA
Organisation: AFRIGROWTH FOUNDATION
Role: YOUTH MENTEE
I am a hardworking and result oriented young Economist with many years experience in developmental issues, MDGs and HIV/AIDS matters, a happy holder of Masters Degree in Economics and a Research (PhD) Student of Economics. Accountability, probity and good governance is my watch-dog. I am internally motivated to excel in my chosen career and I have a desire to contribute meaningfully to the achievement of MDGs. I am working to protect human rights and contributing to the response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. I am an online Mentor to most Nigerian youth. I am sacrificing to ensure the betterment of my country. Tommorrow's dream are built on today's sacrifice. Indeed, i am passionate about changing Nigeria and will like to unite with youth and NGOs to achieve this valuable goal through a positive change movement aimed at enthroning good leadership at all levels of government. I value faith, integrity and selflessness. i am created to touch many lives with happiness and mentoring. Amalaha Raphael Obinna is one of the pioneer Youth Mentees of Afrigrowth Foundation. Obinna is also a member of TakingITGlobal.org. I was brought-up on optimism by my dear parents with the belief that Nigerians were destined for a good life and prosperity, being one of the richest countries in Africa but I grew up to see orphanages, to see villages of graves, to read reports, to meet with and work with people all over Nigeria and Africa, whose lives and futures have been turned upside down - and I have to stopped and get ready to contribute to change! Sometimes, someday in our lives, we have to stop and reassess the situation and begin to think. Solve this question: "Am I doing anything to change this reality?" This question should start ringing in our ears. This is what I have come to believe: "This is not our inevitable future." This is a battle for our nation and continent’s survival. It is a battle for our true transformation. We carry inside, the potential to increase the problems or the potential and talent to help solve the problems. This is not a policy issue, hence, the global financial crisis impend you, and this is we, our families, our communities, our hopes, our today and ultimately our future. And this is our decisive moment, because we are the first generation that can end poverty and we have to collectively refuse to miss this historic opportunity.