A SPEECH MADE BY ARUA GOODLUCK President MyTalent Africa

  

A SPEECH MADE BY ARUA GOODLUCK (THE FOUNDER MOVEMENT FOR YOUNG TALENTED AFRICANS) AT THE YOUNG AFRICAN DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT HELD AT AFRIPOINT NETWORKS ABIA STATE NIGERIA.
 TODAY FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST, 2017 AT 8:00 AM:

Distinguished esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen, my names are Arua Goodluck Egwu. I am a 26 year old, FOUNDER of movement For Young Talented Africans (MyTalentAfrica).

I hail from Ohafia L.G.A. Of Abia State, attended Interkings Primary School  and St. Anthony’s Secondary School, all in Amaekpu Ohafia. Were I acquired my first school leaving and SSCE certificate,
ü  Hold’s an ND and BSC in Computer Science from Michael Okpara University. Umudike,
ü  A certificate of proficiency, in computer appreciation and internet utilities from Afrihub ICT Solutions for Africa.
ü  A Degree Certificate in Software and Hardware Networking, Engineering, Installations, Trouble-shooting and coupling from Godspe Computer training Center Umuahia.
ü  A Web Master, Web Design and Development Certificate from University Extended Program, Western Washington University, CIW internet certificate Program and ELeaning Center Limited.
ü  A C# Fundamental Part-1 certificate from Pluralsight Hardcore development training.
ü  A Google app Docs Essentials Training certificate from. Lynda.com
ü  A Social Management and Leadership Certificate from Young African Leaders initiatives (YALI)
ü  A certificate in costume making and Designing from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs,
ü  A Google App, Google certified Teacher, Google Analytic, Google Digital Marketing Certificate, was an active member of the National Association of Computer Science Students, (NACOSS)
ü  A member of The Nigerian Association of Computer Operators, Young Leaders Association of Nigeria. And By The Grace of God, Am the Managing Director. Afri-point Networks Limited. 



Distinguished guests, the concept of volunteering and volunteerism started in me in 2012. I was privileged to lead a team of my friends to organize a talent Hunt Program at Ohafia Abia State. Popularly known as (OHAFIA MUST LAUGH) Where I contributed items, finance and materials to the winners, empowering them financially, morally and encouraged them never look back in their fight to be a Celebrity tomorrow.
The kind of appreciation and acknowledgement I received encouraged me to develop passion for helping and empowering more talented youths, the needy and the most vulnerable members of the society.

First and foremost, I want to start by asking the question what does it mean to be in a volunteering work ? It actually means taking a few minutes out of your time to do something good, something very inspiring that brings light or impact people's life. We all want a better future, we want to build up a reputation for ourselves but then have we thought of those disadvantaged members of our communities, Have we thought of those that have never had the opportunity to make a living with what there have ?.

I was able to organize the season two of the above program on 2013, and it went successfully. Through my little effort, some youths with passion in Different Skills have been made visible and popular in Nigeria, Ghana, to call but a few,
1. Minister Simple, a Great Gospel Artist whose ministrations is played and listened in major churches in Nigeria and have lead many to Christ, 
2. Badman Derreck, Signed by MMMY Music Nigeria a popular circular Artist in Nigeria.
3. Enni Francis. Popular Music Producer, Song writer and Musician from the South east of Nigeria and C.E.O. of Legend Africa,
4. Victor Ikoro. An award winning Movie Director, Producer and script writer and C.E.O. of V-royal Groups,
5. Pastor Psalmist Veo. A well known gospel artist in the eastern side of Nigeria his current track featuring Dr. Paul Nwoke Ocha is making waves in Nigeria.
6. DJ Prezzy. Official Dj of Flo Fm 94.9. Umuahia. Abia State Nigeria.

Arising from the above and taking into account with good Mentors like Dr. Olugu Ukpai, (Founder Challenge Aid and Malaria in Africa), Barr. Tony Onyenowu, Barr. Ufere Onyike, Rev. Uche Ume. (c.e.o. Power world Ministries int.), Dr. Cfine Okoronkwo (Founder Center for Public Health) and many others, I shared my interest and passion with them and without any hesitation there all encouraged me in facilitating the registration of my pet project foundation (Movement for Young Talented Africans) with in the following objectives:

To promote and encourage the work done by young Africans, in effecting positive change on the continent.

To facilitate exchange between youths involved in development, by creating a network of exchange.

To further the networks formed by and for young Africans for the development of the continent.

To promote recognition, mobilize and enhance the capacity of Young Africans internationally and provide them with leadership skills to take action against poverty.

To achieve its vision, My Talent Africa vision works with associations and groups of youths across the African continent and beyond to educate, inform and inspire others to use their power, privilege, skills and abilities.

To create a better world for our current and future generations, helping the less privileged members of the society in self help; and promote self-reliance efforts of the less privileged.

To enhance the development of youth education and assist the less privileged in area of education; and provide education services to the less privileged and the needy in our society.

To promote the welfare of the under-privileged youths by providing those skills that are considered the basic necessity of life such as the UN Self Development Tools to improve self skills among other objectives.

We have certain developments for our dear country Nigeria, which include; eradicating of poverty as the greatest global challenge facing the world today. In this regard I committed myself to volunteering humanity services from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency. I also reaffirm the importance of freedom, peace and security, respect for all human rights, which includes; right to development and adequate standard of living, right to food, girl child education, Youth Empowerment, gender equality, women empowerment and the overall commitment to a just and egalitarian society. 

In an overview to that, I decided to bring up my idea of starting a Charity Organization into table around 2015 August when I was actually 22years. I started all this in Ghana upon the insults, threats and lots of challenges I faced but then I never gave up as I had my parents and family support.

The foundation which I have been single funding through my hard earned pocket money just to help the most vulnerable members of our society focuses on the youths with special disabilities, Talented and untalented.

I am happy to state that even though I started my charity activities when I was in School in Abia State but got more fertile knowledge to fight for African Youth Development in Ghana and Togo by the grace of God I have begun to receive recognitions and accolades from across Nigeria and beyond.

In summary so far, I have initiated and executed the following projects and programmes to my credit:-

1. A Talent Hunt Program in 2012/2013, Titled: (Ohafia Must Laugh) Abia State. Nigeria had Tree Winners. Who won some Princess and was empowered.

2. Workshop on Ways to Raise Funds and Partnership in Umuahia, Abia State;

3. Community Awareness on HIV/AIDS and Abuse to Sex Campaign in Abia State. (Ohafia Local Government).

4. A Talent Hunt Program in 2014, Titled: (Ohafia Got Talent) at Ikenga Plaza Ohafia, Abia State. Nigeria had Tree Winners who also was empowered with a one year mentorship and Promotion Contract.

5. An ICT Empowerment Workshop in October 2015 at Kingsway International Christian Centre, Greater Accra Region, Accra Ghana.

6. Free Medical/Health Sensitization Seminar in September 2016 at PCN Ebem Oha. Ohafia. Abia State. Nigeria

7. A Gospel Talent Hunt Program. 2016, Titled: (Mega Gospel Talent Hunt Show) Abia State. Nigeria had Tree Winners. Also empowered with: Fifty Thousands Naira (N50,000) Cash Price, a one year mentorship and Promotion Contract.

8. An Inter -Secondary School need for ICT in School Workshop, 26th January 2017. At Collins Memorial Collage. Ohafia, Abia State. Nigeria

9. A Young African Digital ICT Summit for Youth Empowerment. 25th-26th August 2017 at Afripoint Networks. Umuahia, Abia State. Nigeria
  
10. Ongoing Case of UNSD Goal to every Youth in Nigeria.

11. Ongoing School Building Project of the Challenge Aid and Malaria in African (CHAMA) at Ndi Aku Ohafia. Abia State. Nigeria

12. Ongoing Sponsorship of 10 less Privileged children into First School leaving Certificate Examination in Abia State, Nigeria


Meanwhile, I have received several awards in recognition of my selfless contributions to the society and humanity. These include:-

a). Nigerian Society of Computer Science Students. (Mr. Popular) Umudike 2102';

b).Seraphic Gospel Humanitarian Award of the Year 2014;

c). Ohafia Students Dignitary Awards. In Umudike Abia State. 2017

d). Abia Entrepreneur icon of The Year. 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, it may interest you to note that I am the first Fight against young Illiteracy in My community Ebem Ohafia local Government and Supported The CHAMA Mission on the 1st School Building Project in Ndi-Aku Ohafia a community that has existed for over 100years without a school.

It is therefore my sincere hope that with my brief profile enumerated above, you would be inspired to start up a voluntary work for the betterment of oneself and the society at large, so we achieve the Change Begins with Me Campaign of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Thank you for listening and God bless us all..