With Karen Judd Smith
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 @ 10:00 AM Pacific
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
10:00 AM – 11 AM Pacific
About Our Guest
Funmi Adebajo is a Mandela Washington Fellow passionate about improving access to education for vulnerable women and children as a sustainable solutions to poverty eradication in slum communities.
She works from her office in Makoko – the World’s largest floating slum.
Olorunfunmi Adebajo focuses on developing and executing strategies of poverty eradication by improving access to education for women and children in urban slums. She also has interests in the implication of the African culture on gender equality. She is one of the 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa selected to participate in 2016 Mandela Washington fellowship for Young African Leaders an initiative of the US President, Barack Obama. She trained as a civic leader at the school of social works, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Also in 2016, she founded Kindle Africa Empowerment Initiative, a non-profit organization that develops and deploys sustainable solutions for urban slum engineering through a participatory approach to poverty eradication where individuals are equipped to improve their personal income as a means to improving their family standards and consequently eradicating poverty in their communities. In 2017, she built her first school named the Center for Women’s Integrated Education and in 2018 she founded the Waterfront Adult Education Center for communities located on the Lagos Lagoon in Makoko.
In 2009, she founded Jade Academy, a youth organization aimed at bridging the gap between formal and informal education, improving transition rates of teenagers from low-income communities from secondary school to tertiary institution while also equipping them for leadership.
She is a creative and experienced communications specialist with excellent oratory, editorial, and relational skills, she is also has skills in community engagement, leadership, team formation, goal development, and project execution. Her life vision is that children across Africa will say of her “… because of you, we finished school.” She works from her office in Makoko – the World’s largest floating slum.
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