The award winner of the 2022 AFS Award for Young Global Citizens Mr. Ifeanyi Noel Alumona was on Monday received by the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Alumona, a native of Udenu Local Government Area, Enugu state is the first African to win 108-year-old AFS Award for Young Global Citizens at the 2022 United Nations’ International Youth Day.
Presenting his award to the Governor, Alumona also invited the governor as a Special Guest of Honour to a youth leadership conference organized by Boys Champions, Washington, DC, holding at The Base Landmarks Event Centre, Independence Layout, Enugu, on November 25, 2022.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the state Governor on Information, Steve Oruruo, commends the implication on the win for Africa and Nigeria; “of greater and more enduring significance is the fact that this is the first time an African is winning this prestigious award since inception in 1914.”
Promising to partner with Alumona and the Boys Champion Organization, the SA to Ugwuanyi reveals their goal aligns completely with the state government’s policies on education, welfare and security of the people while maintaining zero tolerance for all forms of violence against humanity.
The AFS Award for Young Global Citizens is an annual recognition of young people for their commitment to improving the global community; for the first time, the 2022 AFS Award was presented at the AFS Youth Assembly.
Noel Ifeanyi Alumona from Nigeria won the AFS Award for Young Global Citizens for his project Boys Champions, giving young boys the opportunities they need to become agents of peace.
Alumona’s project, Boys Champions is a youth-led nonprofit organization committed to end violence against women and girls in Nigeria. It engages young boys and men, teaching them healthy masculinity and how to relate to women respectfully.
Boys Champions was launched in 2018, to guide and support young boys through mentorship, sports, and peace education. The project has impacted the lives of over 5,200 young men since 2018.
Mr. Alumona, was accompanied by his wife, Dr. Chinenye Beatrice Uzochukwu and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Diaspora Matters, Mrs. Olangwa Ezekwu on the visit.
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