What You Should Know About Dooshima Deborah Aku
Dooshima Deborah Aku is an undergraduate law student at Benue State University. She is a core student unionist, student leader and advocator who believes one must be part of the system before positive change can be effected.
She is currently the Deputy President, of the National Association of North Central Students. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Halt Harassment Hub, a non-governmental organization that focuses on curbing sexual harassment in educational institutions.
Going on an adventure? Count her in as she loves travelling, reading the news and meeting new people. She has travelled to 32 states in Nigeria and four neighbouring countries. Deborah’s interest in acquiring information has made her very current as she has a vast knowledge of contemporary issues.
Deborah is a creative writer and public speaker and this forms her major interests. She easily adapts to various environments and craves healthy competition as it helps/motivates her to perform better. Once on a project, delivery is her major goal and she is restless till perfection is achieved.
As a lady strongly interested in good leadership and humanitarian services, she has attended a plethora of leadership conferences and other trainings right from when she was in JSS2. They include;
- Nigeria International Secondary School Model United Nations Conference (2009-2015). She still attends the conference as an Alumni to date
- John Maxwell Leadership Training Course (2020)
- Accountability Lab (2021 Cohort)
- Bespoke Peacebuilding Training for Rotarians and Peace Advocates in Nigeria (2022)
- Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Tertiary Institutions by Education as a Vaccine and Abiodun Essiet Initiative (2020, 2021).
Deborah worked as a content creator for MUN Moguls in 2019. She also volunteered as a Youth Advocate for Education as a Vaccine between 2020-2021. She was a member of the planning committee of the 2020 Benue Youth Summit held in the wake of the End-SARS protest. She was also the chairman of the committee for the just concluded Symposium on the History of Benue State @ 46.
These pieces of training and other self-development measures have armed her with both the theoretical and practical knowledge required to handle issues. Travelling has also enabled her to meet and interact with people of various cultures and interests, thereby expanding her understanding of human complexities and how to adapt. Deborah is intelligent but is open to learning from everyone and every situation as no one is an island.