Azikiwe Chandler

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Graduate Student
Location Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Introduction As a kid I dreamed of traveling the world, but wasn’t sure how I'd realize such dreams. As an adult I hope to encourage kids with similar aspirations and challenges. The eldest of Osei and Saadeka Chandler’s 3 children, I fell in love with international travel while studying in Rome as a junior at Notre Dame. Upon graduating, I embarked upon a life of youth leadership, community service and travel. I served 5 years with AmeriCorps-NCCC as a Team leader, Selection and Placement Officer, and Projects Director. As an Urban Youth Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Bluefields, Nicaragua I taught English, coached soccer and facilitated youth leadership initiatives. My passion for experiential learning has facilitated my fluency in Italian and Spanish, as well as taken me to 41 countries. "Light a Candle" chronicles travels to more than 30 countries on 6 continents. Please share it with youth who have big dreams, but limited resources. To find a post about a particular country, type it in the Blogger search bar in the upper left-hand corner. "Teacher" was created for an MAT class.
Interests Snowboarding, Soccer, Scuba Diving, Spanish, Italian, Progessive Films, Traveling, Empowerment, Growth, Development, Knowledge, Enlightenment, etc.
Favorite Movies Malcolm X, Il Postino, The Wiz, Love Jones, Harlem Nights, Brown Sugar, Amelie, The Piano, Fahrenheit 9/11, Monsoon Wedding, The Five Heartbeats, Life is Beautiful, V for Vendetta
Favorite Music Kindred's "My Time" is in heavy rotation right now!, Bob Marley, Luciano, Prince, Celia Cruz, Paris, India Arie, X Clan, Gregory Isaacs, The Orishas, Stevie Wonder, Dead Presidents, Lucky Dube, John Legend, Beres Hammond, Cee-Lo, Burning Spear, Anthony Hamilton, Talib Kweli, etc.
Favorite Books The Alchemist, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Bridge Across Forever, The Prophet, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Fountainhead, Addicted to War, Before the Mayflower, Ishmael, The Celestine Prophecy, Assata, Holler If You Hear Me, Beat of a Different Drum