List of volunteers for the Kate Tales Foundation's African Women Empowerment project

Dorcas Ogedengbe, volunteer for Financial Independence

DORCAS Nicole Ogedengbe is a 300 level criminology student of the National Open University (NOUN). She is a Feminist and a Writer.

Dorcas believes in equal opportunity for all sex, she advocates for girl child education and women empowerment. The passion to impact on disadvantage girls and women brought her to the Kate Tales Foundation.

For the African Women Empowerment, Dorcas would be helping girls and women in Africa to realize the importance of achieving financial independence.

Dorcas lives in Abuja Nigeria.

Olaide Dafe, Empowerment

OLAIDE Dafe is from Ekiti State, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile- Ife Osun State, Nigeria.

Olaide was driven by passion, love and enthusiasm to ensure positive change in Africa, especially in situations where girls and women are concerned. She joined the Kate Tales Foundation to impact in the areas of training, care, and support. She believes that every woman and girl deserve to be economically empowered such that they can be happy and independent.

For the African Women Empowerment project, her mission is to bring out the best of every woman and girl because she strongly believes that through the empowerment of a woman or a girl, one has empowered a nation.

Akpan Ekam, Administrative

AKPAN Ekamma Nyong from Akwa Ibom State was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a final year student of Science Laboratory Technology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso Oyo State.

Ekamma has a keen passion for photography, catering and women-led programs. In 2011 she was the face of BBC Focus on Africa Magazine “Your Images of Africa” column.

For African Women Empowerment, Ekamma would monitor and record attendant’s progress at the training.

Ayokanmi Oyeyemi, motivational speaker

AYOKANMI Oyeyemi was born in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria. He holds a degree in Biochemistry from FUNAAB, Ogun state, and he is currently undergoing his Msc in Pharmacology in UNILAG.

Ayokanmi had served in various leadership capacities both as an undergraduate and a corps member
He is an astute public speaker, health consultant, creative artist (photographer) and a humanitarian.

Ayokanmi’s dream is to ensure that girls from poor background in Nigeria and Africa beyond get access to at least secondary school education. He desires to stop the victimization of girls in Africa.

During his NYSC period, he served in a community that does not support girl’s education but within the little period he served, he was able to boost the self esteem in various young girls by making them realize the importance of education and self development.

For the African Women Empowerment Project, Ayokanmi would encourage the participants through motivational talks.

Miriam Adebanjo, Jury

ADEBANJO Mariam Olaide is a final year student of Business Administration, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun state. She is a humanitarian that has an unflinching love and passion for the needy and less privileged people in the society, most especially children and women.

In past years, she had organized Christmas Parties for the Special Children at Eruobodo Orphanage home in Ogun State.

Mariam lives in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

For the African Women Empowerment Project, Mariam would work in the selection field of best works produced by the trainees.

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