About Me: Foluke is a woman with strong passion for growth, development and liberalization of the women, youth and adolescents in Nigeria. Growing up in Northern Nigeria observing adolescent girls stop school to get married, watching vulnerable children roam the streets aiming to fend for themselves raised her curiosity and initiated her dream to bring positive development to the region. She became a volunteer peer educator as a freshman studying at Nigeria's premier university and has since worked with women, orphans/vulnerable children and persons living with HIV in nine districts in Northern Nigeria. She is currently in Washington D.C as an international advocacy fellow, one of eighteen young professionals in the non profit sector selected for the 2011 ATLAS CORPS Fellowship.
My Passions: Women and adolescent health
My Challenges: Lack of funding for graduate school in public health and funds for community led development projects
My Vision for the Future: A world where women and children can access and afford basic necessities, where women adolescents can exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and enjoy optimal sexual and reproductive health
My Areas of Expertise: HIV/AIDS, Community Mobilisation and Advocacy