Veracruz Ebong Upanga has over five years’ experience as a volunteer for church-organized social programs. Currently, Veracruz works with a group of friends on social programs in the capital city, Malabo. These programs create awareness on the importance of volunteerism. Veracruz holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in the Banking and Finance from the Valley View University in Ghana, where she learned that a country is best developed through volunteerism. She was motivated to participate in volunteerism and advocate for it when she saw how citizens from various countries engaged in their own communities. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, she intends to continue promoting volunteering and create a platform for volunteerism opportunities.