Deborah Ola

The Sustainable Development Goals Hub

Youth Participant

Deborah Ola (she/her) is a second-year University of Calgary student studying Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Health and Society. She is most passionate about SDG #1: No poverty, and SDG #3: Good health and well-being. Her passion for the SDGs began when she migrated to Canada and observed the difference in the quality of life and healthcare between Canada and her birthplace, Nigeria. In the fall of 2020, she and a team of university students worldwide won second place at the Global Community Challenge, where they formulated solutions for The Immigration Education Society in providing interpretation and translation skills to their clients. Additionally, Deborah is the president of the club, Fostering Change, which raises awareness and money for youth living in poverty in Ghana. She volunteers with new refugees and immigrants at the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth, where she tutors high school students in her free time. Recently, she has begun volunteering as a Poverty Advocate at the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights. Currently, she is training to become a facilitator for Action Alberta, where she and other individuals across Alberta will be hosting regional dialogues on hate, racism, and discrimination. Deborah is excited to join the SDG Hub because she is eager to work on a project that contributes to the SDGs. She is also excited to work with other passionate individuals eager to create a more sustainable and inclusive world.

What's happening at the Hub?

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