A WOMAN has pledged to lead the fight against global poverty after being made a youth leader for an international charity.
Victoria Eworitsemogha Edah, 25, hopes to with meet Enfield Southgate MP David Burrowes and local community groups in her role as a young ambassador for The ONE Campaign.
The Winchmore Hill resident said: “Becoming a ONE Youth Ambassador has given me the opportunity to use my voice to push for positive change.
“However the negative and positive ideology of the UK aid, I am really proud of it and the work we do fighting poverty globally.
“I believe if “Poverty was Equal” our one goal would be working together to pursue global development for the human race. That's why I would be raising awareness of the good we do around the world.” As one of 50 youth campaigners Victoria will get the chance to lobby government ministers and officials in Parliament for one day.
Victoria’s role will require her to petition for more education in the world’s poorest countries and call for the UK to continue fighting against global corruption.
Interim UK director for ONE Saira O’Mallie said: “We’ve got an outstanding team of Youth Ambassadors this year.
“They will be campaigning for a fairer world by mobilising in their communities and demanding their MPs and leaders hear their call to end extreme poverty.
“Focusing on girls’ education is central to this, so the Youth Ambassadors will be fight to give girls in the world’s poorest countries more opportunity to learn and lift themselves out of poverty.”
The programme is in its fourth year and previous groups have travelled to UK Parliament, European Parliament and the G7 summit in Germany.