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MARISTELLA OKPALA

Country

Nigeria

Age

28

Instagram

@mariselle4

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MEET MARISTELLA

Maristella Okpala is a trained international airline flight attendant who's very passionate about education and the environment. She obtained her Masters' degree in public health from the Imo State University in Nigeria.


She's a strong advocate for early childhood education and the prevention of child abuse. Through her work, she has been able to empower over 1,000 children with free education by providing all the essential materials needed for them to study, and also humanitarian services to people living in the slum area of the Makoto community in Lagos, Nigeria.


She has also empowered pregnant women with the support they need for pre and post-natal care. She works closely with ACI (Africa Clean Up Initiative) NIGERIA in their quest to promote good proper waste management and recycling practices. She additionally supports organizations that provide free malaria test kits, mosquito nets, and essential needs for people living in the AJEGUNLE community.


She also conducts free malaria tests for people living in the community and aims to create more awareness to people living in a similar community about the ailment.


FUN FACTS


  • I have a collection of fridge magnets. I get new magnets in every country I visit, so I currently have over 30.

  • I’m a flight attendant with Emirates Airline and I’ve travelled to over 40 countries.

  • I used to be a football player when I was in college.

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