- Victor Ugo is a retired medical doctor whose dream of a mental health initiative has come to fruition
- Ugo denied himself of employment for 3 years to focus on Mentally Aware Initiative
- The retired medical doctor used his savings to keep his vision afloat
- He has met with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to discuss his good work
A retired medical doctor identified as Victor Ugo has shared the story of how he struggled to make Mentally Aware Initiative dream possible.
Legit.ng gathers that Ugo, who made the disclosure on LinkedIn, said he had sleepless nights and got rejected when he sent thousands of email requesting for support.
He said his unchanging goal was always to build the kind of support network and the community he had when he was facing his own difficulties.
Ugo said he wanted young Nigerians to grow in an environment that allows them to feel, without shame.
The retired medical doctor also wants a society where the government takes the provision of optimal mental health services seriously.
He said: "I'm so proud that those sacrifices, have got us to a point where we can talk about our work to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle."
In other news, a man identified as Momo Bertrand said he has finally been hired by the United Nations (UN) after being rejected 500 times.
He took to LinkedIn to make the disclosure, saying he started applying for jobs at the UN after completing his master's degree programme.
Bertrand said he told his classmate about applying for UN jobs, but he was laughed at and advised to apply to be a kindergarten teacher.
Bertrand, who was born in Douala, Cameroon, said he did not listen to his classmate that made discouraging comments after telling them of his desire to work with the UN.
He said: "I told a classmate and he laughed at me, “Momo, the #UN won’t hire you b’cuz you know no one there. Instead, apply to be a kindergarten teacher here in San Diego.
"I didn’t listen. After 500 failed #job applications, I was hired as a Digital Media Officer at ITCILO.org, a #UnitedNations agency."
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