Co-Founder of Africacomicade
Oscar Michael is the Co-Founder of Africacomicade – A platform that celebrates the African creative community, showcasing their works, connecting them to opportunities for collaboration, jobs, skills acquisition, and funding.
What inspired you to enter the World NTD Day Story telling competition?
I would say my ignorance. The fact that I didn’t actually know what happened to the many beggars on the street and I blindly accepted the myths I was told growing up. That’s why I decided to teach people about it through my storytelling.
Why does fighting NTDs matter to you?
It matters to me because these diseases are actually preventable and treatable, and there is a strong myth built around it that needs to be broken down.
How do you intend on continuing the fight against NTDs after this competition?
Now that I am aware of NTDs, I would look for more ways to share the information. I would definitely be enhancing this video made and translate it to several languages. Then where possible, volunteer and collaborate with other organizations in combating NTDs.
What would be your request to your country’s leaders regarding fighting NTDs?
My only request would be to raise more awareness and allow the participation of more private stakeholders in combating the issue. Seeing that public structures face issues when it comes to execution of projects, there should be more room for active collaboration where the government sponsor private organizations to take action.