“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can” – Arthur Ashe
At Stand To End Rape, we understand that giving back is at the core of humanity and we love to recognize our volunteers, who go above and beyond in the fight against sexual violence and actively contributing to the day-to-day running of our initiative.
This month, we would like to recognize Sharon Jepson-Emmanuel who is an active and efficient volunteer in the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Department at STER. In getting to know more about Sharon, we asked her a few questions:
What or who inspires you?
Love inspires me. With love, nothing is too small or too big.
What is your Mantra?
My mantra any day and anytime is “No fear here!”
What do you do for fun?
I like to talk and meet new people. Another thing I really enjoy is watching good TED Talks.
What advice would you give your 15-year-old self?
I will tell my 15-year-old self to trust God; Don’t let anxiety about how the journey of your life in the coming years would be like. You would find your path and be fulfilled walking in it. Enjoy your now and make the best of it, because you won’t be 15 twice
What is your definition of a ‘Safe Nigeria’?
A safe Nigeria for me would be a place where everyone has the wellbeing of others at heart and everything is done is towards ‘we’ (Nigeria) being greater than ‘I’ (any individual).
STER thanks you for all your hard work, we are proud of you; we hope that you continue to help humanity in your daily activities!