Originally from Nigeria, Rhoda is an International Baccalaureate student at Humble High School in Humble, TX.
Rhoda believes that we all – no matter how young or old we are – have the power to change an individual’s life and that today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow, as well as our hope for a better future and a better world.
“I love The Philanthropy Project because it gives youth the chance to publicize our projects, thus making them readily available for anyone around the world to see what we’re trying to accomplish and help support our mission.”
I am an International Baccalaureate student at Humble High School in Texas. I am from Nigeria and, as you know, Africans do not take education for granted. I am the type of person who likes to explore has much as I can. I like to be involved in anything that changes the life of an individual and the world as a whole. I belong to so many clubs and organizations at my school, ranging from the Academic team to HOSA.
I always try my best to stay positive and focus at all times, and I pass this on to people around me. What I love doing the most is helping people in every way I can, no matter how small – especially in terms of education. Doing this brings so much happiness and fulfillment to my life.
I am really passionate about anything that has to do with the brain and mathematics, and I aspire to be a neurosurgeon in the future. I derive satisfaction and strength from challenging myself as much as I can and I am looking forward to more challenges to make me a better person each day of my life.
My Experiences With Philanthropy:
I have been working with the Pangea Network for over a year now. The Pangea Network is an international non-profit organization whose aim is to empower women all over the world especially in Kenya. Along with a partner, I have been working on raising funds to help a girl in Kenya named Sheila complete her high school education because in Africa every student has to pay for their education from the first to the last year which is really expensive.
Why I Am A Youth Ambassador for The Philanthropy Project:
One thing I know for a fact is that we all, no matter how young or old we are, have the power to change an individual’s life. Most youth assume they have nothing to offer to those in need. But that is so false. Not everything has to do with money – it can just be words of encouragement and support, showing you care when you have the chance to, and most importantly taking action.
From my point of view, giving a million dollars to someone who is desperately in need of it to pay college loans and offering a cup of clean cold water to someone on the street who is dying of thirst are worth exactly the same thing. I see no difference in the two.
Today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow. They are the hope for a better future and a better world. But it all begins with a single person and an action. If other youth are inspired to change the world, there will be more peace, unity and equality among everyone. You never know when you will need something from the people you help today.
So I challenge every youth reading this to get up and make a positive change in your society and the world. I believe everyone has the power to make a difference!
What Do You Love About The Philanthropy Project?
I love the constant support and advice. The effective communication with The Philanthropy Project is really amazing. Mentors are always there at any time. Most importantly, The Philanthropy Project gives youth the chance to publicize our projects, thus making them readily available for anyone around the world to see what we’re trying to accomplish and help support our mission.
I also love the collaboration with International Baccalaureate students all across the world, because this brings every one of us with the same passion together in one place.