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Dorcas Onuh Fund
October, 28 1990
Dorcas is born in Ogun state, Nigeria, to proud Igbo parents John Eze Onu and Stella Onuh. She hails from Enugu state, Nigeria. John names his daughter - Dorcas, after the lady in Joppa from the bible, meaning "an emblem of beauty; one abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy". They both named her, Onyinyechi meaning God's gift to us.
"Welcoming a baby girl is not always cause for celebration among the Igbos at the time— but when Dorcas was born, we knew right away that she was special" - John was determined to give Dorcas every opportunity that a boy would have. John, an educator, saw to it that Dorcas attended the best schools to be groomed as a woman of integrity who loved learning, protected our planet and soured as a resilient leader. Equality, Simplicity, Truth and Love were among the core-values Dorcas learned during these formative years.
Dorcas decide to fully migrate into Canada on December 28, 2014 during the coldest winter in 115 years as reported by Environment Canada but she had been fully prepared. She had left her extended family in Nigeria to pursue further education at the University of Ottawa. She very quickly became a mentor to young girls and youth and an innovator of the education system. Upon completing her crash program, she continued with empowering girls with the aim to improve human lives and life-long learning while closing the gap in the transition between school and life. She is also a humanitarian poet advocating for education, women's right and human's right.
Dorcas experienced public attack of racial and gender discrimination on October 19, 2015 and after which experience led her to elevate her voice for the world's most vulnerable –Indigenous, Black, Women, Girls, Youth, Children, Minority, under-represented and/or different—telling their stories, bringing Love and Light into their lives and providing the educational support to overcome all forms of conflict.
She explored the perspectives of Black Canadians on #BlackHistoryMonth in 🇨🇦 to shed more light, both on film and on paper on an often overlooked side of Canadian history. Over the next few years, Dorcas continues to carry her message for education and women empowerment, human's right and climate change shining a spotlight on the world’s most vulnerable and working together with world leaders and other policy makers as a powerhouse in journalism and a trailblazer for youth, girls and children.
Together, we are creating a path forward to a more gender equal, peaceful and prosperous world. #betterTogether