Impart Liberia is one of the initiatives founded by One Young World Ambassador for Liberia,
Augustine K. Kou. With the help with fellow One Young World Ambassador for United Kingdom, Impart Liberia is fighting for global gender equality starting with our local communities.
Augustine Kou –
Augustine, 26, founded Impart Liberia, a local community group working against social injustices affecting youth. Through his I Learn to Earn initiative, Augustine addresses marginalization and unemployment facing his community by offering free tailoring training to 25 vulnerable girls. His iRespect project promotes mutual respect among people of different backgrounds: The project demonstrates the value of tolerance and helps settle disputes among students. Augustine also operates the Gems Kids Community Spelling Bee, Gems Kids One-Child-One-Bag project, and the Save My Job in the Rain initiative. Every year, over 17,000 people benefit, directly or indirectly, from Augustine’s social work.
Augustine K. Kou is the Founder of Impart Liberia.
Jia-Yan Gu –
Jia-Yan Gu is Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and leads a team of software engineers in the Technology division to build systems that optimise trading activities for best efficiency. Jia-Yan joined as a Technology Associate in 2013 after working at BT as a Senior Research Scientist where she used semantic web technology to develop business intelligence applications. Jia-Yan is a member of the WISE Young Women’s Board and actively promotes opportunities for women in Technology. Jia-Yan graduated from Cambridge University in 2008 with a master’s degree in Electrical and Information Engineering. She was awarded a place on a prestigious international exchange programme at MIT where she joined CUER on the founding team that built UK’s first road-legal solar electric car and raced 3000km across Australia in the World Solar Challenge 2009. She became an ambassador for One Young World after representing UK on world development issues at its annual global Summit in 2011. Jia-Yan won a WISE Award and an AWA Award in 2012 for technology leadership and contributions to social causes. Jia is the International Development Volunteer of Impart Liberia.
Victoria Nimmo is a promising female leader with long years of experience in peace building. She believes women in Liberia have slipped the helm of authority and its about time they keep the fight to be at the center stage in driving Liberia toward the needed change. Believing so and upon taking the top role of Executive Director, Victoria has led the ‘I Learn to Earn’ Project specifically training women and girls in reusable pad production and ensuring their job placement at a local pad-manufacturing company. She invested time in a new concept of blending peace building and entrepreneurship with the conviction that building peace shouldn’t remain abstract, but with concert engagements that are income-generating. Victoria awaits her Bachelor of Public Administration Degree later this year(2022) from the African Methodist Episcopal University in Monrovia. She has received certificates in Conflict Mediation and other leadership training organized by Impart Liberia and its partners.
Victoria Nimmo is the Executive Director of Impart Liberia.