Christine Vihishima is a fourth-year student of Law at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Nigeria. Asides pursuing her degree, she is a strong voice for equitable access to education and literacy in her community. In pursuit of this passion, she has set up a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Nigeria, whose main goal is to roll back illiteracy among Nigerian children and teenagers using various creative methods. The programs put in place are aimed at encouraging and providing equitable access to education for all, with a special focus on the girl child.
Christine also volunteers with the Community Service office of her university, where she teaches the native women in Yola how to read and write and has piloted a campaign which provides underprivileged school girls with menstrual hygiene training and materials. She strongly believes that everyone should have access to quality education and that if women are educated, they can participate more in government and be enlightened enough to also hold their government accountable as a result of the framework of democracy. In her free time, Christine enjoys discussing national and global issues with her peers. She is also a portrait and wedding photographer.
She is the Executive Director of TCLI.