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Kaltumi Abdulaziz

Kaltumi Abdulaziz

Nigeria

Miss Kaltumi Abdulazeez holds BSc Biology from the University of Abuja, Nigeria. She is a young humanitarian activist from the northern part of Nigeria, passionate about equal opportunities, access to quality education and basic amenities in grass root communities. In 2015, during her National Youth Service, she came in contact with some group of women and children walking aimlessly on the street without hope of what to eat or where to sleep. Kaltumi became curious as to know what the problem was and through their conversation she found out they were victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeastern part of Nigeria. The situation of the women and children was pathetic and psychological dehumanizing she couldn’t ignore but rather give a reawakening hope to them. She initiated a project for trauma healing and peace mentoring for children as well as provided local shelter, feeding and clothing for over 2020 internally displaced persons. In 2016, Kaltumi won a state honors award from the state government in recognition of the legacy she left in the sands of time. Also, in 2018 she received an award for the community activist of the year by the WOF awards in recognition of her untiring efforts to create an enabling environment for the poor. Kaltumi is the founder of Ladies Empowerment Goals and Support Initiative (LEGASI), an innovative non- governmental organization whose vision is to raise a generation of informed, empowered, educated, and financially independent women thus creating an improved society (www.legasi.org). She has volunteered with peace building organizations like YOCAT and Search for Common Ground. Outside her humanitarian world, she has skills in entrepreneurship and passionate about agriculture.

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