Olumide Idowu Emmanuel is a graduate of Statistics, University of Abuja- FCT. He established Youth Alive Initiative (YAI) in 2007 and came up with Friends of the Environment Nigeria (FoTEN) in 2010 to address the challenges faced by youth in the community. Link: www.youthaliveinitiative.blogspot.com / www.fotenigeria.blogspot.com
As a teenager, Olumide organized youth club meetings in his home during which members discussed youth related issues. As a result, his passion for change leads him to providing support and training for young people in several areas including Climate HIV/AIDS, Peer Pressure, Self Confidence and United Nations Millennium Development Goals through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
The both lead initiatives runs youth-friendly, gender sensitive in Abuja which provides a platform for healthily interaction and counseling for young people. Has implemented several projects which include, Computer Literacy Project, The Role of Youth in Community Development, Answer Solution and Knowledge (ASK) around HIV/AIDS, Young Entrepreneurship (YES), Switch ICT Project and project on environmental issues (Climate Change). These projects have collectively reached more than 1,500 young Nigerians. Presently an Ambassador for Microsoft Nigeria. (MISSPIN).
He volunteered for a youth-led capacity building and involved in wonderful youth activities which includes Youth Alive Initiative as the National Coordinator, Project Director AIESEC Abuja-Nigeria (July 2007 till date), founding member of One Magazine, Integrity Magazine.
Presently, Olumide works with AIESEC Nigeria as Communications Manager (National Support Team). Nigeria Youth Climate Coalition (NYCC). To be the change Nigeria needs Education Reading, Browsing, Communication and Community Development
My Vision for the Future
To make Nigeria and the world a better place for all.