Introducing myself and my journal: The life of a woman overcoming life's greatest fears!

Posted July 26, 2011 from Nigeria

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

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  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Jul 26, 2011
    Jul 26, 2011

    Hey there! Foluke, Welcome to PulseWire!

    It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • Foluke
    Jul 27, 2011
    Jul 27, 2011

    I am sure excited to join this platform too and will utilize the available resources