Danish Worker Who Rescues Nigeria’s ‘Witch Children’ Makes ‘World’s Most Inspiring People’ List

Danish Worker Who Rescues Nigeria’s ‘Witch Children’ Makes ‘World’s Most Inspiring People’ List
Danish Worker Who Rescues Nigeria’s ‘Witch Children’ Makes ‘World’s Most Inspiring People’ List

Danish Worker Who Rescues Nigeria’s ‘Witch Children’ Makes ‘World’s Most Inspiring People’ List

Anja Ringgren Lovén, the Danish development worker who made headlines after she rescued the malnourished 2-year-old child called Hope from the streets of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, has made the list of OOOM’s ‘World’s Most Inspiring People’.

Speaking with Huffington Post, Lovén who is the founder of the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF), said she was shaken to her core after seeing the rate at which children in southsouthern Nigeria, accused of afflicting their family with witchcraft, were abandoned. The most gripping story of them was Hope’s who is now a healthy toddler.

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Now, Lovén is topping the list of world’s most inspiring people which also includes notable names like Pope Francis, Charlize Theron, Mark Zuckerberg and the Dalai Lama.

However, Lovén thinks the award should go to her husband and team, all those who have immensely contributed to the success of their organisation.

See her post:

“I woke up this morning to the news that I have been selected as the world’s most inspiring person 2016 !! Nr. 2 Barack Obama and nr. 3 Charlize Theron !!

OOOM Magazine published today it’s 2016 OOOM 100 – The world’s most inspiring people list, selected by an international jury.

#1 Anja Ringgren Lovén

#2 Barack Obama

#3 Charlize Theron

#4 Pope Francis

#5 Leonardo DiCaprio

#6 Dalai Lama

#7 Mark Zuckerberg

#8 Malala Yousafzai

#9 Bob Dylan

#10 Elon Musk

To see my name at number 1 is really amazing. I’m like WOW !! 😱 I’m so speechless and I’m very honored ❤️ This is such an important acknowledgement of DINNødhjælp/ACAEDF humanitarian work in Nigeria 🇳🇬🇩🇰

But as I have said so many times before. I’m not alone. I’m surrounded by the most hard working and devoted team members in the world. Our strong leader and my mentor for life, my husbond David Emmanuel Umem and the following names should also be placed at #1

Nsidibe Orok
Don Udowan
Ekemini Jacobs
Kingsley Umem
Matilda Udo
Patience Uko
Rose Efiok
Ekuyik Andrew
Edidiong Inyang
Asuquo Ita Asuquo
Mike Asuquo
Esther Bassey
Christel Janize Grubert
Kaja Monica Bitsch Vigtoft
Line Overmark Juul
Almaz Mengesha
Bjørn Druglimo
Leif Dorph Rasmussen
Anette Ejlertsen
Camilla Lund-Cramer
Catrine Knøsgaard Christensen
Kathrine Rask Pedersen
Didde Vigtoft
Jette Kjærgaard Søndergaard
Martin Nilsson
Emil Aller
Stina Fussing
Ulf Monrad Gaardsted
Sabrina Hoppe

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