Anambra state People in Enugu confers Amb. Amaka Nweke  with “a change maker” award

In recognition and appreciation of her  service to humanity, Anambra State socio-cultural group, under the aegis of Anambra State People in Enugu (ASPE), Nigetia, Thursday April 25, 2024, honoured  a Philanthropist , a mobilizer, Ambassador Amaka Nweke with ” a Change Maker Award.”

Speaking after receiving the award at the event held at the Recreation Club Hall, Ogui Road, Enugu, Ambassador  Nweke thanked the organizers  for the award.She said the award will encourage her to work more for humanity 

She dedicated the award to God, thanking Him for directing her part, saying , ” it has been God  this far. “. She also thanked her husband for the support he has given her,saying, ” it is difficult for a man to encourage his wife to make a change in the society  It is not easy to see your wife going out to do things and she will come back, you welcome her. Thank you my Lord”, she said.

Pix: Amb. Nweke(m), spouse(L) and Mother (R)

Ambassador Nweke also thanked her Mother and  her children for their support 

She said “Women are builders.witjouth them , there will be  no nation . It is our award. Keep doing what you are doing. I will not disappoint you. We will keep doing the good that were doing.”

Ambassador. Nweke ,who is the founder of Women Support Women Community  Network, thanked Enugu State Governor,Dr. Peter Mbah for his good works in the state, especially,for accommodating women in his government. ” We preached inclusion and he heard us”, she said.

Pix- Amb. Nweke with Amb. Bianca Ojukwu, former Nigerian beauty Queen and wife of the late Igbo warLord, and founder of All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA)Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu

The Gender Advocate , who was described by some people as “an extraordinary individual, a beacon of change and empowerment in our society”, appealed for more inclusion of women in government.

A tip about Ambassador Amaka Nweke

Ambassador Amaka Nweke hails  from Mgbakwu in Awka North LGA of Anambra state. A mother of four. She is at the forefront of promoting societal values, particularly through her dedicated programs for women and girls.

Pix- Amb. Nweke with some of her guests

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure and Industrial Chemistry, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Education in Guidance and Counseling.

Her commitment to the education, well-being, and empowerment of women and girls is unparalleled. With a vision to cultivate a generation of confident and capable women who can positively impact society, she has been instrumental in various initiatives aimed at uplifting women from all walks of life.

Ambassador Amaka Nweke is the driving force behind the global women’s group, Women Support Women Community Network (WOSCONET). Through WOSCONET’s comprehensive programs, she actively champions women’s empowerment, gender equality, and community development. With a particular focus on social accountability and the Sustainable Development Goals, she addresses the myriad challenges faced by women and girls worldwide.

Pix: Amb. Nweke and her guests

Her multifaceted role extends beyond advocacy; she is a social worker, anti-corruption advocate, Coordinator of WASH Rights Network Nigeria, Member End Water Poverty UK, Member African Water Justice Network, also Member and secretary Implementation Committee on Inquiry into the Account, Management Practices and staff conduct at IMT and a valued member of the Enugu State Network of Civil Society Organizations. She is also the president of the Anambra Women General Assembly.

In her capacity as the Country Programme Director with the Global Society for Anti-Corruption (GSAC), Ambassador Nweke spearheads transformative efforts to combat corruption and promote social change. Through GSAC’s initiatives, she tirelessly advocates for the importance of strong institutions, systems, and processes, aiming to eradicate the root causes of corruption and poverty in our society.

Ambassador Amaka Nweke firmly believes that women’s representation in this field is not only crucial but indispensable. Recognizing that poverty disproportionately affects women, she emphasizes the need for women’s full ownership and participation in driving meaningful change.

Moreover, Ambassador Amaka Nweke’s work extends beyond advocacy; it empowers other women by providing them with vital knowledge and mobilizing them for policy advocacy and monitoring efforts. Her dedication to increasing women’s awareness of critical issues such as corruption, poverty, and access to public services is truly commendable.

Pix- L- R, Chairman of the occasion,Pro Joe Nworgu, Mother of the Day, Amb.Bianca Ojukwu, Recipient Amb. Amaka Nweke and National President ASPE,High Chief Adimora

Ambassador Amaka Judith Nweke stands as a shining example of professionalism, dedication, and unwavering commitment to social change.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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