The second edition of the Women in Development summit hosted by Ideation Hub Africa held in Lagos on Thursday, March 28 at the LCCI conference and event centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. The event commenced by 9:00am and was opened by Mr Oyindamola Johnson who served as the compere.
NigerianNGO Exclusive by Akinsola Olamide : WELTI and CEAFON Organize Open Data Day For Cancer Awareness
Women Economic and Leadership Transformation Initiative (WELTI) in conjunction with Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CEAFON) organized the Open Data Day with a focus onCancer, Data and Female health. The event held at Girls Senior Academy, Lagos Island on the 6th of March, 2019 and was organized to create awareness and inform students about cancer.
Ideation Hub Africa hosted the fourth edition of the Development Dialogue on Thursday, 29th November, 2018 at the Techzone park, Gbagada, Lagos. The theme of the event was “Advancing Sustainable Development Impact through effective Human Capital Management”. The concepts that were discussed at the dialogue were social innovation and how the sustainable development goals can be incorporated in the workings of social enterprises by recruiting talents that understand the concepts of social innovation and sustainable development.
The Love and Pint Blood Drive was held at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday July 28th, 2018. According to Joshua Okoduwa, the founder of Restructure Africa, the blood drive was organised to address the unavailability of blood in Nigerian blood banks and to promote the culture of voluntary blood donation amongst youths.
Today’s feature is about Tech Star Girl, Sophiyat Sadiq. A young woman whose vision has evolved from giving women in technology a voice to seeing tangible evolutionary changes in the Nigerian Tech Space. NigerianNGOrecently had an interview with Sophiyat and we hope you enjoy it!
Tell us about yourself (Your Background & The Inspiration behind Wheels of Hope Foundation)?
I am Adigun Temitayo, Founder and President of Wheels of Hope Rising Foundation (WHRF), a charity organization which was setup to fill the vacuum in our society reinforced by a bitter experience that I had 17 years ago, where a 4-year-old boy died because his mother couldn’t afford N200 (less than $3 at the time) for healthcare.
I grew up the child of two missionaries in the rural community of Ibarapa East local government, Oyo State. My parents struggled to send my siblings and I to school and we had to hawk and engage in menial jobs to assist with providing for our family. While hawking at the hostel of a polytechnic, I met a lady called Aminat Muhammed who asked why I didn’t continue my education after secondary school, and upon telling her about my family’s financial situation, she decided to support my education to a tertiary institution.
N: Tell us about yourself
My name is Olubolade Ayokunle. I am an Educational Technology (Ed-tech), Mobile Learning, Public Relations, and Communication specialist. I am a philanthropist who always seeks to promote the welfare of others through generous innovations to good causes. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria on the 22nd of April 1987. I attended Grace High School, Gbagada for my Junior high school and Seagate College Apapa for my Senior high school.
Grant making non-profit organization, Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation announced the recipients of its 2017 Grant Scheme to awarding organizations with areas of operation in health, entrepreneurship, environment and leadership.
FAE (Foundation for Adequate Education) is an Ed-tech and Edutainment, Non-Governmental Organisation based in Nigeria, Africa. FAE strongly believes that no knowledge or education can be acquired without basic learning materials and infrastructure in public institutions and as such they provide adequate learning materials (virtual and physical) and infrastructure strictly to public institutions in Africa. FAE creates both public and media awareness of the current state of education in public institutions in Africa. They also advocate for the integration of Mobile Learning and E-learning in all institutions in Africa.
Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a nonprofit grant making organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non - profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent.
Taiwo and Kehinde Ogunde are a dynamic and vibrant set of twins using their flair for media and journalism to positively impact and empower youth as well to influence youth culture, through their non-profit Campus Torch magazine and Campus tours around universities in Nigeria.
The paragon Nigeria we all dream of can only be achieved by a collective effort. Temitope Okesanya, founder of the White Board Project, and the 2014/2015 second best graduating student at the University of Lagos, is one of the Nigerians actively working to ensure that the Nigerian dream becomes a reality. He is doing his bit by making classrooms conducive for young learners.