My name is Thecla Ojeifo. I am a kingdom builder, author, educator, and blogger. A lot of the work I do involves motivating the younger generation to positively affect their world by living consciously. I believe it isn’t just enough to send our children off to schools to prepare them for employment in their adult years; by encouraging them to tap into the potential within and educating them on the power of attitude, they are inspired to change their world.
Thecla Ojeifo – An Educationist Preparing Children For The Future…….
WHAT FUELS ME?
Three words that are a big part of what I do and who I am: – faith, family and friendships.
Faith in God is the cord from which our position and purpose are made apparent. Faith in humanity keeps you grounded, compassionate and open to love. No one was created to work or live as an island, so my family and friendships are particularly important to me as together they form the village that raises a child.
MY GREATEST INFLUENCE:
The person who has had the most influence on me, building my confidence and sparking my love for reading from an early age, would be my father. My fathers’ core values were integrity, character, and compassion, and he lived this truth both at work and in the home.
MY TOP THREE ROLE MODELS:
My mother, a proverbs 31 woman, for putting her children first at all times.
Joyce Meyer for her openness in using her past pain and failures to help others.
Ibukun Awosika, a family, and faith woman, for the giant strides she has made for the female entrepreneur.
IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS…
I see our workshops moving to the next phase of outreach that will involve using all forms of audio and visual media to create programs centered on children.
THE AFRICAN WOMAN CHALLENGE
One challenge the African woman faces is that of awareness. In many communities, girls are rebuked for dreaming, trained to believe that they can never achieve anything because they are females.
By teaching girls that they have everything in them to succeed and also involving boys in the education of attitude and kingdom character, we hope to change the ancient mindset that plagued our older generation that placed limitations on women.
WHAT I DO TO RELAX
I love cooking and spending time with my children.
MY I.C.E – INSPIRE, CELEBRATE, EMPOWER VISION
The African woman is a hard worker. In every way, she inspires her family and community. By celebrating her, we acknowledge her effort, which directly and indirectly empowers her and the people looking up to her to achieve more.
MY AFRICAN UNION PLANS.
I would implement programs aimed at encouraging children to view their world differently.
FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE
You are the light of the world; keep shining.