In 2013, the Governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Raji Fashola, presented an Appreciation Award in recognition of our impactful programs in Lagos State Model College, Meiran, which we adopted under the state’s Ministry of Education’s Support our Schools Initiative.
The award was received amongst other notable NGOs and civil organizations such as Leap Africa, Folake Alakija’s Rose of Sharon Foundation and many others.
In 2014, one of our board members, Kemi Onabanjo was among 500 people selected across Africa to attend the Barrack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative in Washington DC, USA.
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders by United States of America. The programme was launched in 2010 by President Barack Obama to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance and enhance peace and security across Africa. Since 2010, the Fellowship has raised and mentors thousands of young Africans to be able to change the environment where they live and make them international by connecting with other Africans.
Upon her return, Kemi has commenced several other initiatives to raise young leaders, and especially to provide solutions to Africa’s teeming problems, particularly in the public sector space.
In November 2015, our founding Executive Director, Femi Taiwo was among the 20 changemakers honored with a Leap Africa Social Innovators Program Fellowship. The Social Innovators Programme is a one-year fellowship which supports talented young social innovators, whose ideas and initiatives offer effective and creative solutions to challenges in local communities across Nigeria.
Through training and strategic support systems, the Fellows are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to sustain and scale up their impact.The programme is developed in partnership with the YouthActionNet® a signature programme of the International Youth Foundation (IYF)