“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”
At Stand To End Rape, we understand that giving back is at the core of humanity. We love to recognize our volunteers, who go above and beyond to fight against sexual violence and actively contribute to our initiative’s day-to-day running.
This month, we would like to recognize Mosopefoluwa, an attentive and active volunteer. She is a member of the Communications Department at STER. In getting to know more about her, we asked a few questions:
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
I am Mosopefoluwa A. Faramade, a final year female medical student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I am passionate about speaking up for the unheard and marginalized people in society, which I have achieved through volunteering with Stand to End Rape Initiative as a content creator. I believe in God and am also passionate about human capacity development.
WHAT/ WHO INSPIRES YOU?
This is a tough question as a lot of individuals have inspired me based on the different seasons of life. Currently, the people who inspire me include God, Debola Deji Kurunmi (DDK), founder, Immerse Coaching Company and Executive Director at Ideation Hub Africa and Lady Vivian Jokotade Adeniyi, International Visual Artist, Creative Entrepreneur and Speaker. These women live their lives in full expression of who they really are.
WHAT IS YOUR MANTRA?
I am all I choose to become.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?
When I am not in the hospital or busy with other organizational responsibilities, I take time off to get caught up in the ecstasy of creative arts. i.e. poems, spoken word and visual art and also watch interviews of visionaries.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR I5-YEAR OLD SELF?
I would like to advise my 15-year old self to be comfortable with giving herself the chance to fully express all she gets to become, embrace the wonder of evolution, and believe bigger in who God says she is.
WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF A SAFE NIGERIA?
My definition of a safe Nigeria is a Nigeria in which her citizens do not consistently live in fear of the next disaster waiting to happen. I picture a country where both males and females irrespective of their ages, enjoy equal access to the commonwealth of resources the country has been blessed with and a country that is keenly interested in the development of her youths.
Thank you, Mosopefoluwa, for finding the time to give back despite your busy schedule. Keep up the good work!!!