Please join us in welcoming 4 new team members to the CYPT Backbone Team!
Abdullah Awan, Chloe Budakian, and Naher Tewelde are starting their youth connector role in partnership with Carizon and we are looking forward to the work they will do to move the collective goal of the CYPT forward. Fidelia Ukueje is filling the Social Planning Associate role on the team.
After such a successful first opportunity to work directly with youth on the CYPT backbone team, we have hired three new youth connectors to continue to support the work of the collaborative. Abdullah, Chloe, and Naher are in their early days and we are thrilled to have them on board.
We received a large number of applications for these positions and we are so grateful that there were so many wonderful, talented, and truly incredible applications from young people in our community. We are so excited for the opportunity to learn from our new Youth Connectors, and how we can work collectively to better ensure youth are valued, heard, and included in the work of the CYPT.
Stay tuned for a better introduction from Abdullah, Chloe, and Naher!
Fidelia is an advocate of social justice, and seeking an equitable society, where everyone is seen, heard and valued. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry from University of Ilorin in Nigeria, and a Post graduate Diploma in Project Management from Conestoga College. She is currently working towards the completion of her MSW at U of W. She has a broad background of work experience including:
- project management
- community development
- office administration
- event planning
- social media management
- public relations
She brings over twelve years experience working in diverse industries. She has spent the last six years working at Conestoga College supporting work in Continuing Education with the School of Business, Nursing, Personal Support Workers with the School of Health Sciences, and most recently, the Early Childhood Education and Bachelors in Early Learning and Development programs.
Prior to working at the college, Fidelia worked with Pfizer West Africa, where she worked as a Regulatory officer and successfully led and executed multiple projects . Fidelia’s passion for hosting events and people led her to start her own business, (Dellia’s Signature) as an Event Manager, where she managed both corporate and social events. Until she came to Canada, Dellia’s signature was a recognized vendor with Pfizer West Africa and other notable organizations in Lagos Nigeria.
Fidelia is very family oriented, as she was raised in a large family where she gained very strong family values and developed her sense of community. She is married with two beautiful boys. Her desire for community and sense of belonging motivated her to found Nigerians in the Region of Waterloo (NIROW), where she currently sits as the President of NIROW. During her time in NIROW she has supported new families and individuals with soft landing in the Region, she has advocated for worthy causes, created and managed the Mentor/Mentee program, and together with her team has created an organogram which has grown NIROW from a small group to a group of over five hundred members.
Fidelia is also a co-founder of TonyMay Foundation, a sickle cell aid and advocacy group in Nigeria, where is the current Secretary and Project lead for the Kit-A-Warrior campaign.