The President of Anchor International Outreach Ministry and Chairman Board of Trustees of Anchor Humanitarian Care & Social Medical Initiative, Dr. Bolarinwa Omotosho has been named World Citizen Peace Ambassador.
His appointment was contained in a letter signed by Lisa Krupp; the Coordinator of World Citizen Peace.
The letter stated that Omotosho’s recognition was a result of his contribution to the promotion of peace in diverse ways within his area of influence
The organisation however urged Omotosho to continue to reflect on the Five Peace Actions and the many ways he can embrace these actions.
“Getting to know them well and sharing them, will lead you to your goal. Seek peace within yourself and others. Reach out through service projects in the environment. Respect diversity. Be a responsible citizen of the world,” the letter stated.
Responding to his appointment, Omotosho said, “This is not an organization position to be filled or a chieftaincy title. But rather, it is a call to be more committed as a peace educator and humanitarian projects and to create a more peaceful world through personal actions and projects.”
He said as a humanitarian and World Citizen Peace Ambassador, he would continue to increase participation in community emancipation without discrimination and with full attention to youths and women.
About Bolarinwa Omotosho
Bolarinwa Michael Omotosho is a humanitarian, a veteran youth worker, and a Pastor and certified leadership coach. He is a Peace Educator and a teacher of theology.
He is the author of over 30 resources and books on youth culture. He is a member of the International Association of Study of Youth Ministry in Africa (South Africa) and a member of the Youth Work WA, Australia.
Omotosho is the current President of Anchor International Youth and Teen Work Academy, Lagos, where he has offered a 100% Tuition Scholarship to over 470 students of the academy between 2021 and 2023 February.
He is the Chairman board of trustees of Anchor Humanitarian Care and Social Medical Initiative. (a non-governmental organization) raising Next-Generational Leaders, saving lives, and alleviating the suffering of communities in conditions of crises born of conflict, neglect, or disaster, and advancement of human development. He is an advocate of education for Girl-child.
He holds a Higher National Diploma in Marketing, a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Theology, a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Church Growth and Christian Ministry. Fellow, Institute of Certified Sales Professionals (ICSP).
He is a Fellow of, the Institute of Management Consultants, Nigeria, a licensed Management Consultant, and a licensed Associate Member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).
Omotosho is a member of different international humanitarian bodies including Youth Work (W/Australia), the Institute of Cultural Affairs International (Canada) World Toilet Organization (Singapore) International Youth for Human Rights (USA) International Association of Youth on Mental Health (Australia)International Association for the Study of Pain (USA).
While thanking God for becoming World Citizen Peace Ambassador, he prayed for God’s grace and mercy for strength to do more for humanity.
He thanked the leadership of the African Next-Generation for the Africa Golden Award of Excellence in Service bestowed on him recently in recognition of landmark achievements in leadership and mentorship of young people and The Pad Project, USA who appointed him as International Pad Project Ambassador 2022-2023.
As a follow-up to his new appointment, Anchor International Outreach Ministry will be presenting the “Peace Building and Reconciliation Conference” in September 2023 to create a base for hundreds of peace-building leaders in schools, communities, and organizations in Lagos, Nigeria.
This will allow the participants to learn the peace-building process in various areas including how to deal with church politics, transitional justice, human rights, and reconciliation.