Ife Owojori has dreams to create a group for young women interested in science and technology.
The Grade 12 student at St. Martin de Porres High School says it stems from her wish to become a physician, and her interest in biochemistry.
“I have always been interested in science, since I was young. I always felt like that was where I was going to work,” says Owojori.
“I feel like I have always been called to help people, especially the homeless.”
Owojori volunteers with the Centre Street Church Airdrie campus helping preschool and elementary aged children with activities. Along with members of the Church, she helped organize handing out warm meals and hot chocolate to homeless people in downtown Calgary.
When the Leftovers Foundation expanded to Airdrie, Owojori also helped deliver food to homeless shelters.
“When I started volunteering about five years ago, it was just something that made me feel more involved in the community and it is just honestly fun for me,” says Owojori.
“Now I feel that it is important because you learn a lot about the people who live in your community and the different experiences they have.”