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About the President WYEF/WYEA
WYEF
ABOUT US
Mission Statement
OBJECTIVES
PROJECTS
WYEF NIGERIA
WYEF AUSTRAL:IA
COMPUTER LITERACY PROJECT
Disability Skills Development Scheme
Technology, Skills and Manpower Development
PICTURES
Operation Food Storm
WYEF YOUTH AMBASSADOR AWARD - VOLUNTEER
WOMEN'S PROJECT
COMMENTS
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About the President WYEF/WYEA
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In this profile, I will introduce myself and give you a brief synopsis of my activities within the World Youth Empowerment Foundation (Nigeria), an affiliate of World Youth Empowerment Association Inc. (South Australia). In addition, I will tell you about what I like to do as hobbies, my volunteer activities, social and educational programs.

My name is John Nze-Bertram, the President of the World Youth Empowerment Foundation (International)  and the World Youth Empowerment Association Inc. (Australia). I am a dedicated and versatile administrator, with several years of experience among international not-for-profit organizations and private enterprises. I possess extensive skills, knowledge and experience in strategic project management - planning, networking, analyzing, implementing, integrating, monitoring and reviewing. Strong blend of managerial, professional and interpersonal skills. Proven success working under pressure within stringent time frames and meeting demanding targets. Capacity to make difficult decisions and achieve results. Abilities to achieve goals with limited resources and to facilitate and optimize difficult and complex negotiation situations with across linguistically and culturally diverse groups.

SKILLS:
•High level computer literacy in Microsoft Words, Excel, Corel Draw and other management software packages.

•International Trade and Relations
( e-Communication, e-Commerce and e-Management)

•Internet and Website designs

•Public speaking

•Event and Budget Planning

•Marketing and Fundraising

. Commercial law


INTERPERSONAL QUALITIES:

•Ability to work independently, as a team or unsupervised environment

•Highly developed interpersonal, written and communication skills

•Ability to perform complex routine tasks

•Good planning and practical approach to problem solving skills

•Accurate forecasting, and targets achievement


HUMANITARIAN ACHIEVEMENTS

As the President of the World Youth Empowerment Foundation, a charity and not-for-profit organization, I successfully revitalized the organization through my highly developed interpersonal, conceptual and technical skills. Examples of projects/programs accomplished are:

a.IT – Computer Literacy Project:
I introduced a computer literacy project in rural communities through which several young people acquired various computer and information technology skills. This project assisted local people to gain meaningful employment in the cities and consequently, lead to increased productivity and self esteem.

b. Agriculture and Food Production.
I initiated a project tagged “The Green Movement” which is to encourage the youth to get involved in agriculture and food production. As a result food supply increased within the benefiting community.

c. HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign:
I designed a project to educate, inform and equip the youth with integrity and leadership skill in view to combating the spread of the HIV/AIDS Virus. During the project implementation stages, several young people were trained who then trained others. This resulted to an increase in efficiency and effectiveness of the Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaign of WYEF in rural communities. In addition, the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus was reduced by 2%; Voluntary Clinical Testing and Counselling increased by 5%; Use of contraceptives increased by 10%; Community Health and well-being increased by 3%; and Stigmatization of those living with the HIV/AIDS virus reduced by 70% within the local communities.



d. Health Equipment Development:
I coordinated an engineering team that utilized local materials to produce various medical machines including surgical and paediatric equipments. This medical equipments supplied to local hospitals include operating tables, and angle poise lamps used for various surgical purposes; and phototherapy and suction machines used for Paediatrics surgery. As a result of this capacity building assistance to local hospitals, health care improved and hospital saving increased.

As hobbies, I play soccer, listen to music, network via virtual communities and face-to-face interpersonal relationships. I love travelling and experiencing new cultures.


In Australia, I served as a volunteer for a local council where I assisted people living with disability to acquire technical and social skills, and to integrate into the community. These activities include, teaching them how to use the computer and to make arts and craft. In addition, I assist these people living with disability to acquire life skills including taking them to picnics and dancing lessons - to enhance their social skills; teaching them to play soccer and other sports - to increase their physical fitness; and teaching them to shop, cook, and enter public transport - to increase their self reliant skills.


I have pioneered the establishment of several organizations - political, religious and civil organizations. I am a humble person with lots of passion to serve humanity. I love making friends and I love serving people and helping people to solve problems and to help them realize their goals.

 
I am also a member of the African Community Council of South Australia and the African Chamber of Commerce of south Australia. Managing Director of Strategic Trades Services- Import & Export Network ,an import and export brokerage company based in South Australia. An alumni of South Australian Government Vocational Education and Training - TAFE SA Interlink Group; School of International Studies at the University of South Australia; and School of Commerce, Division of Business (Commercial law), University of South Australia.

 
In addition, I am a member of the University of South Australia -United Nations Society, and have played active role in African community development initiatives in South Australia. Recently, I participated actively in hosting the Nigerian High Commissioner in Australia on his visit to South Australia including organizing the Nigerian independence day celebration in South Australia; Mobilized African community leaders to the South Australian Parliament on an invitation by the Honourable Speaker; Mobilized the Nigerian Community leaders and Members to a luncheon with the Attorney General and Nigerian High Commissioner at the South Australian Parliament House; Participated actively in the Igbo dance troupe performance at the African Festival held in Adelaide South Australia; and among several other programs I coordinated in South Australia.

 
Also recently, I was specially invited by His Excellency, Mike Rann, the Premier of South Australia, to an occasion honouring the contribution of Africans to the development of South Australia -(Picture of I and the Premier is displayed on my profile); On other occasions, I have met, greeted with a hand shake and discussed with several prominent Australians including His Excellency, John Howard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, and His Excellency, Mr Hieu Van Le, the Chairman of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SAMEAC) and the Lieutenant Governor of South Australia.

 
I look forward to making new friends through this website, and to establishing strong partnerships with other organizations that can help in facilitating the accomplishment of the goals/objectives of the World Youth Empowerment Foundation and the World Youth Empowerment Association Inc.

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