International Women's Day chat w/ Esther Mark (Scholars Hub Africa)

nHub - 2nd Floor, TAEN Business Complex, Opposite former NITEL Office, Yakubu Gowon Way Jos, 930271 - View Map Jos
Sat, Mar 26, 2022, 10:00 AM (WAT)

About this event

Esther Onyinyechi Mark is a multiple award-winning Development Journalist/editor, content and copywriter, Personal Development Educator and Opportunities Curator with over eight years of experience in journalism and volunteering, specifically focusing on development journalism in areas of education, health, and women and children affairs.

She is the Editor at Scholars Hub Africa, an online opportunities portal for African students where she has helped connect thousands of African students and entrepreneurs to a plethora of opportunities online to further their personal development cause.

Fondly called Aunty Esther for her work with young people, she is a Social Change advocate and founder of Star Education and Leadership Initiative (SELI) where she connects young people to credible information through personal development, leadership and educational services within and outside schools for transformational knowledge to help them make credible decisions in life. She empowers children, teenagers and university undergrads through her transformative works and implements various offerings in northern Nigeria. She has reached out to about 5000 children and teenagers and recently started a mentoring service for Nigerian undergraduate students.

Esther is a trained Civic Leader and holds a certificate in Civic Leadership from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. She also holds a certificate in Playground building. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Jos, Nigeria. She is also a Certified Data Entry Expert. She is committed to contributing to Africa's development by using the media for development and social change and mentoring of young hearts.

Esther upholds the vision to help young people gain access to quality education and opportunities and believes young people can make credible decisions regarding their lives if they are availed the right information. This helps them maximize their potentials and contribute to the development of their communities and the world at large. This forms the premise of her work. She is a mentor to young people and Bookclub advocate via her Bookclubs for children and teenagers in Jos, Plateau State and serves on the board of several youth religious fellowships.

She has won several journalisms and leadership awards some of which are: She is Coordinator; YALI Network Plateau Hub, a 2021 Youth in Development Fellow, 2021 United People Global (UPG) Sustainability Leadership Fellow. 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders via the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a flagship programme of President Barack Obama through the U. S Department of State for outstanding leadership works.

Also, Winner; PACFaH Health Budget Media Challenge Award. Winner; 2016 Journalists for Christ Innovative Young Journalist Award. Runner Up; 2016 Promasidor Quill Award; Best Online Reporter and 2016 Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards Report of the Year. Nominee; 2015 European Union Lorenzo Natali Media Prize (Africa Category) and winner, 2012 Coca Cola/ NBC Entertainment Reporter of the Year.



Saturday, Mar 26
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (WAT)


2nd Floor, TAEN Business Complex, Opposite former NITEL Office, Yakubu Gowon Way Jos930271

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