Wadi Ben-Hirki ist Entwicklungshelferin, Autorin und Rednerin. Sie ist Gründerin der Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation, welche sich in ganz Nigeria dafür einsetzt, Das Leben der weniger Privilegierten und Benachteiligten durch humanitäre Hilfe und Lobbyarbeit zu verbessern. Wadi ist eine überzeugte Kämpferin für Gleichheit und Gerechtigkeit. Ihre Prinzipien basieren auf der Überzeugung, dass jeder Mensch eine Chance verdient, weil wir zuerst Individuen sind, bevor wir zu einer anderen Gruppe gehören. Durch ihr Engagement wurde Wadi in die Liste der 100 einflussreichsten jungen Afrikaner des Jahres 2018 aufgenommen.
Wadi Ben-Hirki is a development worker, writer, and public speaker. She is the Lead volunteer of Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Covenant University. She is a strong believer in equity and justice. Her principles are founded on the belief that everyone deserves a fighting chance because we are humans first before belonging to any other group. Wadi is convinced that proper education encompasses every other thing needed to make the world better because it will bring about enlightenment, empowerment and progress. Wadi also believes that a person does not have to be in a position of power to be a change agent and we all play vital roles in improving our world and sustaining it for generations to come.
She is an Ashoka change maker and served as a ONE champion for two years. In 2017, she was the focal point for Canada High Commission’s #SheCANLead campaign in Nigeria. In 2016, she participated in the African Union’s Regional Consultation on Human Rights with a major focus on Women’s Rights. She was a youth delegate at the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference 2018 and served as a Special Guest on education & skills for the 21st century at the Y20 Summit 2018. She also participated in the 2018 United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Generation Change Fellowship with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Her passion has led to her voice being heard on Aljazeera, BBC and Agence-France Presse among others. She has also been featured on La Nacion, Elwatan News and “RESISTERS,” a book highlighting 52 young women making Herstory right now by Lauren Sharkey. She has been nominated on several occasions and has volunteered for a few organizations that focus on education, gender equality and peace which are her major areas of knowledge, interest and expertise.