Women of BTY: Celebrating Young Women Making Impacts
Today, Monday 8th March 2021, is International Women’s Day, celebrated globally.
To commemorate this day, Brace up The Young is celebrating young women changing their communities positively by recognizing the efforts they put into their work irrespective of challenges faced.
We recognise the role women play in our society and celebrate exceptional young women in our network. As such, we celebrate 8 exceptional women in our network, making an impact; meet them below:
- OLATEJU. K. Akinpelu
Passionate, Energetic & Optimism best describe the person of Olateju Kehinde. With a first-degree in Mass Communication, she has gone ahead to exemplify her skills in entrepreneurship, early childhood education and management and social enterprises.
A professional social worker and volunteer. She does these effortlessly and has gone ahead to acquire skills and talents that spread across administration, strategy, organization and project management. She is the founder of the Akins Foundation, where she helps marginalized children/their parent via education, feeding and empowerment programs.
Volunteering with BTY was truly amazing, and gave me an opportunity to interact with your children.
2. Esther Oluwatoyin Agaja
She is an Environmentalist, Eco-coach and an experienced Project Manager.
Oluwatoyin is the founder of Eco Diversified International, an organization that promotes climate and Environmental literacy among the young generation, which supports the Sustainable Development Goals.
Her primary aim is for youths and children to be informed about the basic knowledge about climate change, which she has begun to achieve through the Eco-Network – an inclusive platform for all to learn about climate change and be aware of happenings in their environment. The Eco Network has been launched as Eco-club in primary and secondary schools, Eco Campus in institutions.
I am a fellow of the 2020 SDGs Youth Advocate by Brace-Up the Young fellowship, where I was equipped with knowledge on how to take action in my community, impact those around me and also how to develop my social skills – Esther Oluwatoyin Agaja
3. Tetteh Jennifer Ogechi
Growing up in Lagos with little, She has always given back to the community. This has prompted her to join NGOs like Rotary International, where She can help achieve the SDGs successfully, Brace Up The Young, where she gets to prep the young ones for their future as leaders of tomorrow and the 1,000 Tongues Project, where she and like-minded youths get to feed over 1,000 kids in a day across three LGAs in Lagos.
4. Jessica Atinuke Bamikole
Jessica Atinuke Bamikole is an undergraduate, a writer, a social entrepreneur, and a health enthusiast.
Jessica is the founder of a start-up NGO, Joy Unspeakable. An organization inspired to raise individuals to embrace positivity despite life’s challenges supporting the SDG Good health and well-being. She has volunteered for a few NGOs like the Women in Need Initiative, Ladies Gospel, and Brace-up The Young. She volunteers in the Communications Department.
I am fully committed to being an agent of positive impact and ready to explore all sectors of being an inspiring leader. – Jessica Atinuke Bamikole
5. Ademulegun Grace Blessing
She is a Lagos State College of Health Technology student, humanitarian, Volunteer and ambassador for the Voice of the Voiceless. She is a Volunteer for Brace-Up The Young school Tour 2.0, where we celebrated the International Day of Education and reached over 762 students in 7 States in Nigeria.
Impacting my community by serving, helping and putting smiles on their faces. – Ademulegun Grace Blessing
6. Ogunjobi Christianah Anuoluwapo
She is a student, an entrepreneur, a comrade, an Educationist, a nutritionist, baker, caterer, Fashionista, cosmetologist and an event decorator.
She volunteered for BTY school tour 2.0 in commemoration of International Day of Education, Jan. 25, 2021, at Odusona Memorial school by sensitizing the pupils on the topic “RECOVER & REVITALIZE EDUCATION FOR THE COVID-19 GENERATION.
She has been impacting her communities by training the women on free skill acquisition, a free lesson for children, giving food items and soap to disabled home and extending love and light during Valentine and volunteering for many NGO in Lagos State, Nigeria.
7. Deborah Taiwo Abraham
Deborah is a young lady with a passion for developing young people with the belief in effecting societal transformation by building the right mindset. Her passion lured her into participating In the BTY School Tour 2021 organised to commemorate Education’s international day.
She is a YALI member and a co-founder of YOUNG ALIVE NETWORK to encourage the Educational and socio-personal development of young folks.
8. Ayomide Farinto.
She volunteers for Brace Up The young as the communications/social media manager, where she creates and upload contents on the organization’s social media pages.
She has also participated in agricultural extension works in Oyo state through Justice, Development and Peace Movement, Oyo, where farmers are being sensitized on agricultural innovations, value addition and rural development.