Our volunteer of the month is Benjamin Ajuzie who volunteered to teach the JA Be Entrepreneurial program in two schools: Eko Akete Grammar school and Supreme Education Foundation.
In a short interview below, Benjamin answers key questions on volunteering:
What is your motivation for volunteering? I have a strong desire to help young ones become independent
What do you gain from volunteering? Volunteering brings fun and fulfilment to my life. The thought of someone’s life being impacted positively by my actions makes me very happy.
Why is it important for one to volunteer? Not only is volunteering important because it helps to improve the community, it also helps to improve you as an individual. Volunteering helps you feel good about yourself. The best part is that you get to share that positive energy with those kids. This also helps decrease the chances of depression because it keeps you active and helps to foster new and fulfilling connections. It is also a good way to reduce stress that may come from work or relationships.