BECOMING CHASTE CHARITY: TRANSFORMING AFRICA’S GENDER EQUALITY VISION WITH NO STAIN
A determined and energetic soul embodied in diverse entrepreneurial skills (ranging from Events Management to Public Relations to Social Enterprise) is a simple yet profound way to describe the young chap called Chaste. He is a persistent personality with a heart for charitable causes who also yearns to make sustainable difference in his community.
Chaste is a founding partner of the Creative5, an upscale think-tank Social Enterprise company that offers a broad spectrum of media, events and strategic communication initiatives using technology; primarily targeted at selling ideas to community based enterprises but with key experience targeting a wide range of markets; especially in non-profit management. In this group, he plays the role as Community Relations Specialist responsible for generating the ideas and executing the strategies for the Charity Lounge brand.
His international mindset has moved him to display excellently in and out of the country. The Social media advocate for social good has used (and is still using) his skills to push for great growth in social operations. Some of his other exploits are; creation of the startUP6 in the year 2016 hash-tagged-S6startUP with over 99 episodes till date celebrating entrepreneurs on the social media space. Another is the creation of Giving Garage an ambitious social good platform, serving as a solution space to assist social innovators and Non-Profits — basically a hub bringing together developmental mentors and their mentees, in order to empower them to be great leaders and social change agents.
This same social model (outside his tech skills and exploits) involves himself voluntarily in community developments either as a team lead or active member. An example of a heartfelt act taken up by Chaste was a 2011 case on Female Genital Mutilation in Adamawa state. The 5-year old victim was left to die but many thanks to the Chaste’s “Save Pwashikai Nideono campaign” which in turn generated enough buzz and funds for a successful operation. Now Nideono only speaks of this in past tense as she is both emotionally and socially liberated.
Still on charity, the 2014 ‘A World at School Global Youth Ambassador’ has been a great contributor to the following charities which includes Holy Family Home for the Elderly, Patrick Language and Speech Centre, Lagos State Motherless Home, Bethesda Home for the Blind, Lagos Cheshire Home for the Handicapped, Pacelli School for the Blind, Wesley School of the Hearing Impaired and Down Syndrome Foundation.
Hardwork and passion are the driving partners of Chaste and of course there are rewards for every good work and undoubtedly, Chaste is rightly deserving. To this end, both the works and the brain behind the works have been awarded/commended. Some of the public commendations/awards are: 2014 Universal Peace Federation Young Ambassador of Peace, 2015 Summit Creative Award to Giving Garage as ‘best idea ever produced’, Showcase of Giving Garage as a case example at Shared Value Initiatives conference in New York in May 2015 and so on.
To add, he is a Social Sector Management Scholar of the Pan Atlantic University, a Member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, Junior Chambers International, Africa Youth Commission, United Nations Major Group on Children & Youth and International Youth Council.
Chaste is indeed an admirable personality.
Summary of Chaste Christopher Inegbedion Profile
“[Chaste] is a committed SDGs Advocate focusing on Gender Equality, Good Education, Sustainable Employment & Economic Advancement. He is deeply passionate about sustainable cities & communities with partnership for the Global Goals. He is an advocate for Female Empowerment & Gender Equality. ‘Save Pwashikai Nideono’ was one of his most successful projects to create a buzz and raise Medical funds for a Genitally Mutilated 5-Year-Old Nigerian girl to stay alive. Today, Pwashikai has been reconciled into society.
[Chaste] is co-host for Giving Tuesday, #Africa4Her and #HeforShe as a member of the YALI Network, Youth Action NET, UNMGCY and AWAS. He is a State Dept (US) sponsored Scholar for the GIST Women’s’ Workshop, Mandela Washington Fellowship Semi Finalist and Africa America Institute sponsored Scholar for a Social Sector Management programme at the Pan Atlantic University . He commands a wealth of experience in Performance Management and Project Actualization for Entertainment Celebrities, Media Executives, Business Managers, Publishers and Civil Societies Representatives. He is an ambassador for employing strategic forms to successful results. To elucidate these skills, He has managed projects in various capacities for Holy Family Home for the Elderly, Millennium Development Goals , Karatu Library Foundation, Society For Family Health, Rotary Club, Lions Club, and the United Nations.
He led the Brown Heart Foundation which blossomed into Giving Garage (GG); a platform for recognizing and celebrating community service-oriented institutions, building women through Capacity Development. The women who benefit from GG through Technology, are good governors and accountable leaders, who create need-based interventions and demand for citizens’ participation in the design, planning and implementation of government programs with the UN Inter Agency Network ,working group on Gender Equality.
Giving Garage has been showcased at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk & Reduction in Sendai-Japan in its Pilot Stage and was cited as a case study at the May 2015 Shared Value Initiatives Conference in New York. Giving Garage was the ‘Best Idea Ever Produced’ in the 2015 Summit Creative Award, with over 5000 submissions from 23 countries.
[Chaste] spearheads #S6startUP — a platform for unearthing entrepreneurial stories by using twitter as a tool for change. Currently, #S6startUP has created 26 million impressions, 60 editions, 106 entrepreneurs and 600,000 twitter feeds. It has been presented at the 2015 Global Child Forum in South Africa and the 66th United Nations DPI NGO Conference, on Education for Global Citizenship in South Korea.”