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Jecinta Egbim

2023 Fellow

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Jecinta Egbim is the founder and executive director of Friends Advocacy For Mental Health Initiative, a non-profit organization focused on educating young people on mental health, self-awareness, and coping skills for optimal living. The organization’s projects include the Adolescents Safe Haven clubs in high schools across Nigeria. The clubs provide intergenerational and inter-religious dialogues, ultimately serving as a connector to break through the stigmatization and stereotyping of adolescents seeking psychological support. Egbim believes that self-expression is a progressive step towards self-actualization.

Egbim works as the Director at Jpec Chimel Academy. She has also worked in nonprofit organizations like Enactus ABU, BreakFree From Plastic Awareness Initiative, and Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative. She is the head of Programs at Young Women in Sustainable Development. Egbim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry Education from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Humanitarian MBA from Roxbourg Institute of Social Entrepreneurship Switzerland.