On Tuesday, Earl Spencer, brother of Princess Diana, celebrated Victoria Ibiwoye and nineteen others for clinching the ‘Legacy Award’ which signifies that they embody Princess Diana’s qualities of kindness, compassion. The Glittering London Award ceremony took place at the Painted Hall, Old Naval College.
The Legacy Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex presented the inaugural legacy awards at St. James’ Palace in 2017.
25-year-old Victoria created OneAfricanChild foundation to address the inequality in education, particularly for children in underserved communities in Nigeria. OneAfricanChild began as a grass-roots project, reaching out to two children in Victoria’s immediate community. Today, the foundation has worked with over 4,000 children teaching them critical soft skills as well as the importance of taking active roles in their communities.
On a personal level, Victoria overcame struggles with dyslexia and financial difficulties in order to continue her studies. Despite these challenges, she tenaciously pursued her education. Today, she shares her experiences to inspire and encourage other children to follow their own path of education.
We’re so so proud of Victoria. Congratulations to her!