ChildEnvironmentalist and Gender Equality Advocate
MisimiIsimi is a nine-year-old environmentalists and gender equality advocate and president of Eco-kids green club and an advocate for a girl child rights. Her passions include teaching other children about the importance of gender equality, personal hygiene and protecting the environment.
She started as the youngest Nigerian environmentalist and gender advocate at a tender age of 8 with support from her family as somebody from a family background of environmentalists. Her mum is the organizer of Miss Environment Internationaland her dad is the CEO of Transclean Nigeria Limited (a company that supports zero tolerance on a filthy environment).
She narrated her journey as a child environmentalist and gender equality advocate in an interview thus, “I am a girl child advocate and my campaign started at the age of 9 where I used martial arts as my campaign to fight discrimination and violence against a girl child. On Dec 18th 2016, I was in partnership with Jaf foundation in a sensitization walk and campaign tagged ” the girl child flow”. An awareness walk aimed at supplying free sanitary pads for underprivileged public secondary school girls. She is about to conclude her project to supply free sanitary pads to the underprivileged public secondary school girls and support global goal (5)-gender equality and also supply school bags and stationery to poor underprivileged kids to support global goal (4)-quality education.
She started her club Eco-kids Green Club, a club that teaches kids to go green and live a sustainable lifestyle and also a club that encourages kids on general environmental protection, making the kids environmentally responsible right from their tender age. As the president of Eco-kids Green Club, her duty is to educate kids that don’t know about the environment on general environmental protection and also to make them live a sustainable lifestyle because a clean environment is a healthy environment and a healthy environment is a green environment. She has been involved in a lot of projects as a volunteer for kids in general in Nigeria and as a girl child advocate across African countries.
Some of her other major activities includes, she was a volunteer for kids all round Nigeria at the cleanup Nigeria Project where she helped clean up Isolo, Lagos. Her documentary was recently sponsored by “ventures Africa” and she is presently working on launching her toon environmental magazine. She was featured in Cowbells Nigerian geniuses celebration feat where she was celebrated for her effort in educating kids on environmental protection. She had awareness programmes on environmental protection on world environment day and earth day. She also had sensitization programmes in primary schools, educating other kids on hygiene and inculcating healthy living habits in kids. She recently celebrated the strength and resilence of a female child, using martial arts as a campaign to stop the discrimination of a girl child on “international day of a girl child”. She was awarded on excellence on the 26th of June at the Africa cleanup award as the ‘first passionate child environmentalist in Nigeria’. She was featured in” the valuable waste documentary” a pan African documentary on waste-management. She was in partnership with Jaf foundation and was in an awareness and sensitization walk with JAF foundation in partnership with Eco-kids green club and miss environment international beauty pageant, as an ambassador to the brand and standing for the rights of a girl child in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
She was a model and an ambassador to the insanity exhibition of hyper-realist art which took place in omenka gallery Ikoyi. She was an ambassador to the little Miss Uganda pageant where she educated the little contestants on general environmental protection and encouraged the girls to see themselves as important in the society and see the girl child as key players in the society. She an ambassador to Miss environment Zimbabwe, An ambassador to Eco-kids club Uganda, An ambassador to green4lyf Foundation, An ambassador to Young planters initiative Uganda, An ambassador to passion house, An ambassador to climate Wednesday and an ambassador to “Little miss uganda”.