Profile of Benedicta Vitus Chinyere

Benedicta Vitus Chinyere is a dynamic and dedicated professional with a proven track record in leadership, community engagement, and advocacy for gender equality. Her extensive experience in various capacities uniquely positions her as an invaluable asset to the Rosana Empowerment Foundation (REF) as a Board of Trustees member.

Benedicta’s educational journey reflects her commitment to excellence and continuous learning. She attended the Evangel Group of Schools in Gombe from 2011 to 2016, where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC). She continued her education at Evangel College, Gombe, from 2016 to 2022, earning the West African School Certificate (WASC). In 2022, she further enhanced her skills through the National Computer Literacy Programme, obtaining a certificate in computer literacy. Currently, she is pursuing a Law Degree from the University of Abuja, Nigeria.

Throughout her academic and professional career, Benedicta has demonstrated exceptional leadership. As Chairperson of the REF Student Association for Gender Equality, she led initiatives promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment on campus. She also served as Project Coordinator for the REF Girls’ Leadership Forum, organizing events that addressed challenges faced by women in higher education.

Her passion for community service is evident through her active involvement in various initiatives. As a volunteer with the Rosana Empowerment Foundation (REF), she contributed to community development projects, focusing on women’s health and education. In her role as Community Outreach Coordinator for the REF Women’s Empowerment Initiative, she planned and executed programmes addressing socio-economic challenges faced by women.

Benedicta has played a crucial role in the development and implementation of impactful programmes. She co-founded the REF ‘I Am A Girl Initiative,’ launching a programme that provided mentorship and skills training to young women in Birshi Gandu Community, Bauchi State. As Programme Manager at REF, she developed and implemented workshops addressing gender-based violence and reproductive health.

Her advocacy efforts have been instrumental in driving policy changes and promoting women’s rights. As a Co-Advocate with the REF Women’s Rights Forum, she engaged in lobbying for policy changes to address gender disparities in education and employment. During her tenure as a Policy Intern at PalmGate Global Ventures Inc., she contributed to the development of policies promoting women’s rights and empowerment.

Benedicta’s organizational skills have been showcased through her successful coordination of various events. She organized the International Day of the Girl Child Celebration, coordinating a successful event featuring panel discussions, workshops, and community outreach. She also managed logistics and programming for the REF Women’s Leadership Summit as Conference Coordinator.

Her dedication to education and mentorship is reflected in her roles as Assistant Head Girl at Evangel College, where she delivered speeches on gender studies, fostering discussions on women’s roles in society, and as Vice President of the Evangel College Chapel, providing academic and moral support and mentorship to young girls in the school and underserved communities.

Benedicta excels in building networks and fostering collaboration. She led a collaborative effort between NGOs, government bodies, and local businesses to address a specific gender-related challenge as Collaborative Project Manager for REF and EACO. She also facilitated networking opportunities for women professionals in PalmGate Global Ventures Inc. as Networking Coordinator for the PalmGate Gender Advocacy Initiative.

In her personal time, Benedicta enjoys research, singing, and reading, activities that enrich her knowledge and contribute to her holistic development.

Benedicta Vitus Chinyere’s wealth of experience will significantly benefit the Rosana Empowerment Foundation (REF) as a member of its Board of Trustees. Her background in leadership, community engagement, and advocacy aligns perfectly with REF’s mission. Her ability to develop and implement effective programmes, coupled with her experience in policy engagement and event coordination, will enhance REF’s initiatives aimed at empowering communities and promoting gender equality. Benedicta’s passion for education and mentorship will also help foster the next generation of leaders, making her an invaluable addition to the REF team.