ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, NWODI DANIEL CHINEDU – FOUNDER OF STUDENTS WITHOUT BORDERS INTERNATIONAL

NWODI Daniel Chinedu is the Founder and Executive Director of Students
without Borders International which was founded in the year 2006.

Daniel, was a guest speaker at American Community School, Abu Dhabi,
Dubai UAE at the Global Issue Conference (2012), Nigerian International School, Cotonou, Republic of Benin (2015), Pan AfricanStudents’ Summit, Accra, Ghana (2010), University of Ibadan at the Physiology Students Convention which (16) universities were present
(2015), Global Leadership Institute (2016), Badagry Corridor Graduate
Youth Capacity Building Conference (2016).

Daniel was formerly Personnel and Recruitment Manager at Hensmor Nigeria Limited, an Oil and Gas downstream company (2015).

The President, Nigeria Youth Association in Republic of Benin (2009).
Daniel is a graduate from Universite D’Abomey Calavi, Republic of
Benin. He is member of Nigeria Institute of Training and Development
(2014) and National Youth Assembly of Nigeria (2016). A member of the ECOWAS Youth Council and West African Youth Conference.

Daniel is an award winner of Rotary Leadership Award, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) award as recognition of meritorious National Services in Lagos State, Most Active Corp Member in Badagry (2011), Nominated For Future Award Best Use of Advocacy (2010) by Futures Award, National Association of
Nigerian Students, Lagos Axis as Africa Patriot (2007), The most outstanding Nigerian Youth in Republic of Benin (2010) by Houdegbe North American University, (MASCOT AWARD). He was one of the ten (10) outstanding LEAP Africa Alumni celebrated at their 10th Anniversary.

Daniel was the youngest awardees at the Rainbow Choice Awards the organizer’s of Ugwashi-Uku Carnival, December, 2016 in Delta State where he got a community award in recognition of his iconic and pioneering efforts in youth leadership training and development preparing the youths for the futures in our nation.

Daniel was awarded at the Civil Society Awards 2017 in recognition of his commitment and contributions to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that took place recently at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos under the category of Democracy / Legislative Advocacy. This award was in conjunction with
his partner in Liberia (Inspired Liberia Project).

Daniel was one of the 105 Young African Leadership Initiatives (YALI) that was selected in West Africa out of 9000 youths that applied for YALI-RLC West Africa. Daniel is an alumnus of YALI-Regional Leadership Centre, Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Daniel also speaks French Language fluently.

Daniel is one of the outstanding YALI-RLC alumni creating awareness and outreach programs in rural communities and universities so that young people can know more about the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Daniel is now a member of United States Government Exchange Alumni Association, Lagos Branch.

 

 

NWODI

About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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