Holding firm to the philosophy of never forgetting from whence she came, this week’s special person is young, vivacious, accomplished, ambitious and very giving of her time, talent and resources to those in need.
At just 31 years old, Onica Charles, an overseas–based Guyanese, is in a nutshell, a humanitarian.
In just a few short years, after migrating to the United States, Charles landed her dream job in government and soon became the Founder and Director of International Children’s Outreach (ICO), a registered non-profit organisation in the US.
But her efforts to improve the lives of others did not stop there, with persons like Oprah Winfrey and her parents, Amanda Kumar and Augustus Charles, as her inspiration, the young philanthropist also founded the Little Masters Academy, a private school in the United States, which caters to children in the lower socio-economic areas.
Charles has not merely travelled the Caribbean and the wider globe, volunteering her time and effort towards improving the lives of others, particularly those in need. She seeks to inspire others to do the same.