Human Right advocate and a champion of anti children abuse campaigner, Modupe Debbie Ariyo has been awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Debbie, Founder and Chief Executive of Africans Unite Against Child Abuse(AFRUCA) has featured prominently among those honoured in this years Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honour list.
Her name was announced at the weekend as having been appointed a member of the Order of British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours list announced at the weekend.
The announcement from Buckingham palace coincides with AFRUCA’s week of celebration as the international Organisation this week marls its 10th year anniversary.
Reacting to the news, Debbie said: “It is truly an honour to have my work recognised at this level. This award is for all the children, young people and families who have made our work at AFRUCA worthwhile and for all my colleagues who have made the AFRUCA dream a reality”
For more than ten years, Debbie has been a front runner as a Human right activist campaigning against abuse of children across the world and particularly among the black community in the United Kingdom and in Africa.
AFRUCA – Africans Unite Against Child Abuse was established in May 2001 in the aftermath of the deaths of children like Jude Akapa, Victoria Climbie and Damilola Taylor in the UK.
The organisation was set up as a platform for advocating for the welfare of African children.
It became a Company Limited By Guarantee in October 2001 and a registered Charity in July 2002, with a Board of Trustees appointed to run the organisation.
AFRUCA has gained recognition and prominence for its role in speaking out on key issues affecting African children in the UK.
One of the reasons for this could be because AFRUCA’s initial activities were targeted at policy-makers and service providers – to work with them in developing a better understanding and knowledge of the needs and priorities of African children in the United Kingdom.
AFRUCA also made an impact because of the leadership role it has played in addressing issues affecting children within the African community in the UK. In particular, AFRUCA has been at the forefront of efforts to denounce the trafficking of African children to the country.
It has drawn attention to the growing phenomenon of human trafficking through organising activities, and engaging at different levels with policy-makers, other NGOs and within the African community.
Debbie has also written and spoken extensively on issues affecting the welfare of children in the UK. She is a Trainer, a Campaigner and a strong advocate for the rights and welfare of African children. She is a Non Executive Board Member of the Independent Safeguarding Authority, the UK agency established to prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults.
Debbie is a Fellow of the School for Social Enterpreneurs. She has received many awards and commendation for her work including the Gathering of Africa’s Best Award for her contributions to the positive image of the UK African community through her work at AFRUCA. She won the best Female Social Entrepreneur Award by Precious Awards for Women. She was also awarded the Excellence in Humanitarian Work Award by the Nigerian International Professional Network for her work with African children.
John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi, a retired American-born basketball player also was honoured in the recognised award for his contributions to sport and voluntary Sectors.
The son of an Igbo father, Amaechi was born in the USA but raised in England by his English mother.
He later moved to the United States to play high school basketball. He began playing college basketball at Vanderbilt but transferred to Penn State, where he was a two-time First Team Academic All-American selection. While at Penn State, Amaechi became a motivational public speaker and a mentor for area youth.
The 6 ft 10 center was signed undrafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1995. He then played for two years in Europe (France: Cholet, Limoges; Italy: Kinder Bologna; Greece: Panathinaikos; UK: Sheffield Sharks).
He returned to the USA, signing with the Orlando Magic in 1999. He gained fame for scoring the NBA’s first points in the year 2000.
Amaechi represented England during the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, helping the England national basketball team win the bronze medal.
Amaechi who is openly a gay is now a broadcaster, consultant and academic. His Amaechi Performance Systems is a consultancy working with numerous bluechip brands to improve leadership and communication skills and organisational diversity.
Amaechi is also involved with the ABC Foundation in Manchester, which encourages children to become involved in sports and their communities by building youth sports centers throughout the United Kingdom. The first such facility, the Amaechi Basketball Centre, was built in Manchester, not far from Amaechi’s childhood home of Stockport.
In a radio interview, Amaechi said that he is returning to school to get a Ph.D. in psychology. “I want to do something more meaningful in my life,” he said. Amaechi also explained why he played for Orlando in 2000 for much less than the $17 million offered to him by the Lakers; his answer was that Orlando had hired him in 1999 when no other team would.
John Amaechi was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by Manchester Metropolitan University on July 19, 2007 in recognition of his achievements not only as an athlete and broadcaster, but also for his charitable work with the National Literacy Trust, the NSPCC and the establishment of the ABC Foundation to encourage children to become involved in sport and their community.
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