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UNYIME IVY KING

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AMB UNYIME-IVY KING

Amb. (Mrs.). Unyime-Ivy King is a passionate God lover and an anointed scribe who sees her writing as an important calling and a ministry which enables her function as an influencer and change agent of society. She is a wife, mother, author, blogger, publisher, and an advocate for a return to Positive family values using the social media platform actively to express her passion, because she believes that the family is an important unit of society which helps to transmit culture between generations; strong and stable societies, emerge from strong, stable and positive family experiences. She was made an Eminent Ambassador of Peace with the United Nations in 2014 and inducted into the National Council of Excellencies and has spoken at UN conferences on issues that affect the girl child and the family institution as a whole. She was also appointed International Director, Gender Education/Advocacy by the International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA). During the United Nations International Day of Families celebration in Asaba, Delta State in May, where she was invited as a speaker/special guest of honor, Unyime-Ivy received a family award- BEST Couple Achievers Award 2015. She is also brand Ambassador, Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the African Women in Leadership Organisation(AWLO), of which she is a registered member. She was nominated by Working Moms Africa Magazine for Mum in the Community Award, 2014. The Gong Africa News Magazine, (Nigeria) and Maracas International News Magazine (Ghana), in collaboration with the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Africa Genius Award Centre / Foundation, Ghana, awarded her the Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Meritorious Award for leadership. She is the ED of the Save Our Women and Girls Foundation (SOW&G), a not-for-profit organisation, which was incorporated in late 2016 and is focused on creating social developmental awareness on issues that concern women and girls. It will focus on training, mentoring, educating and building the capacity of women and girls in Nigeria and also raising funds to support credible NGOS that are into gender advocacy.

#WEST / SOW&G

Unyime-Ivy is the convener of the Women Empowerment Skills Training (#WEST), which debut in Uyo Akwa Ibom state from the 1st-13th of August 2016, with over a 100 women in attendance, trained in different areas of skills acquisition like soap and other consumable household products, jewelry making, Ankara bags and accessories, make up artistry and gele tying, and catering with its accompaniments. She is the Chairman of The Save Our Women and Girls Foundation (SOW&G), a bit for profit organization that was incorporated in late 2016, and is focused on improving the lives of women and Girls everywhere.

SERVICE

Unyime-Ivy King has served in different capacities in church- first in the Family Life Department of House on the Rock (HOTR) in a unit called, 2-in-1, for the past 13 years, and presently serves in the E-Team, the Social Media Management team of HOTR, for the past 10 years. She is married to her best friend and husband of 14 years, Ubong King, and lives with him and their four children in Lagos. Her active social media profiles and websites where she can be reached are:

WRITING & COMMUNICATION

Her childhood love and passion for writing and communication, found expression when she incorporated Heritage Treasure Trove Communications Ltd, her publishing and communications outfit. Her vision is to build a treasure trove of information, create and distribute quality life-transforming and trusted materials/resources, maximising the impact of these materials/resources such that she position herself to become a positive change agent in the society. A student of life and one who is continuously learning, Unyime-Ivy King is a graduate of the University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state with a Bachelor of Arts honors degree in English from the Faculty of Arts, and additional certification in: Screen Writing from the Royal Arts Academy, Lagos State, Media Enterprise (CME 11) and Advanced Reporting and Writing Skills (AWARES 13), from the School of Media and Communication of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos state, where she was elected class president during the AWARES 13 program. She also obtained a Leadership Training Certificate from the Power Bible School of Abel Damina Ministries in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
She has worked with several media houses like: Midweek Spring Newspapers whilst on her National Youth Service Corps assignment in Osun State, Green Pastures Magazine, Vanguard Newspapers, Security and Safety Magazine, and TW Magazine, where she wrote on social issues that affect the well-being of women, children and the family in general, security and safety issues, and lifestyle. Her first published work, Burning Hurt, is a novel which chronicles a multiplicity of seamy relationships, including the problems arising from dysfunctional families, and she is also working on more books for publication.