My last few days have been nothing short of Amazing first concluding the Advancement and working with Joel Ogunsola and Kitan David through the innagural AkureTechUp event, then arriving Lagos to begin the Ashoka Changemaker Journey.
The inpiring 2day journey ended last night and I met some of the best minds working on making Lagos Better, flipping a system through frame changing truly helping people with their social enterprise.
I met Princess an Ashoka fellow that works on preventing child sexual abuse in Partnership with the police family service unit whose work has led to the prosecution of several child abuse perpetrators. Princess helps victims recover through forensic examination and justice.
I was greatly inspired by Chioma, the founder of a Changemaker school in Festac town, who uses uncoventional tools to teach empathy, creativity, teamwork and leadership skills to kids.
I was humbled by Oreoluwa who is an amazing Ashoka fellow helping girls in the lagos Island Slum to dream again by empowering them with technology through her organization W.Tec
I was awed by the commitment of African Farmer Mogaji who supports rural farmers by connecting them to new markets and opportunities.
The relentless Ashoka West Africa team, Aunty Jo, Ifeyinwa, Ada and Joy were nothing short of committed. I do not know the right words to describe my newly found Indian brother, Arjun Durr who brought clarity to my work. My co-travelers, the amazing Subomi Plumptre of Alder consulting, the delectable Praise Fowowe, Adeyemi Adebayo of DEPEN, Maureen Iyasele of the JobMag, Babatunde Akinola of Intel, Reuben of Syscomtech, Joel Ogunsola of Prunege, and Olufunbi Falaye of Passion Incubator – it feels like we spent a year together.
All these stories were the highlights of my week and it feels so awesome working to help these people fulfil their lives mission better.