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Beyond the work we do every day at Prikkle Academy to inspire and empower young people across the African Continent, one of the core and important aspect we don’t take lightly is our PEOPLE.

“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people not on strategies.” – Lawrence Bossidy

The quote above is true for us. In September 2020, we were busy with interviews, speaking and listening to the new crop of amazing people that are already motivated about what we do and have shown their interest to come on board.

After rounds of interviews and a series of meetings of the recruiting team, then 3 weeks of training with the onboarding processes, we are excited to welcome the following people to the Prikkle Academy Team:

Meet Akinbola Tobi – Research Assistant

He is a certified facilitator with 4 years of work experience in Public, Private and NGO Education initiative. He has been trained as an educator under Global Schools which is an initiative of the SDSN.

He believes that creating a hub for innovative education through Skills, impact and effective leadership where teens and youths in sub-Saharan Africa can gain access to learning, education and innovation to achieve their God-given talents is paramount to birth their dreams.

In August 2019, he was selected for a fully-funded Master’s Programme in Beijing Normal University Sponsored by Ministry Commerce China.

Unusual Things About Tobi: He is creative in thinking and he loves to help people in his best capacity.

Meet Khadijat Sulaimon – Research Assistant

Khadijat is a Scientist and a teacher with 7 years of experience, currently the assistant PRO on the school’s PTF board and the first contact Personnel by visitors to the school. She is serving as the PRO of ACi Nigeria since February 2020 and was awarded the Best Female Presenter cohort 2, in May 2020 at Myfarmbase.

She is an Entrepreneur, knowing the importance of self-independence and this has made her to always empower her graduating pupils with one form of skill or the other, relevant to society – one of such is the Upcycling of old calendars and leaves to make a frame, this project got them the second-place position in a competition.

She bakes, makes dresses and design graphics with canva app.

Unusual Things About Khadijat: She is resourceful and loves challenges.

Meet Kehinde Bakare – Research Assistant.

Brief Bio: He is a physicist and currently on MSc in Instrumentation and Electronics measurement in FUTA, an option in physics and electronics.

He has over 8 years of experience in education with records of excellence. He is a researcher, an advocate, passionate for quality and sound education aimed towards expertise and creativity. He has a process-oriented personality.

He is a lover of science documentaries and journals with recent information and discoveries especially in his field of study. He has an interest in Data analysis and visualization, astrophysics and space exploration, policies in education. He loves to be an inspiration to the youths.

Unusual Things About Kehinde: He is very cautious and curious.

Meet Sandra OkoroSocial Media Manager/Content Creator

Brief Bio: She is a post-graduate student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

She is an avid reader and passionate about writing, from creatives to storytelling. She is all for personal, community and global development.

Meet Johnson Babawale – Community Champion.

Brief Bio: He is an innovative strategist with the vision of helping more young people learn digital skills that will make them relevant as well as earn income to build a life they’d be proud of.

Unusual Things About Johnson: First, I don’t watch football, seems I’m the only guy who doesn’t. Secondly, he doesn’t like being identified as Yoruba, Hausa or Igbo, he prefers to be called a Nigerian.

Meet Grace Alasiri (Our Professional Volunteer – On Various Programs).

Brief Bio: Alasiri Grace is a graduate of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University and a current Post-Graduate Engineering Management student of the University of Ibadan.

Also called ‘Lady Gee’; she is well known as a polymath skilled in Singing, spoken word poetry, shoemaking and other craftwork.

She is driven by a passion for Sustainable Development through STEAM Education. She trains children and young adults in diverse subjects and leadership.

Unusual thing about Grace: She is Ambidextrous

Over the next 3 to 4 months, you will be seeing the works and ideas of these amazing team members, shine through. They will be drilling themselves into massive growth, while sharing their skills and gifts with the communities we work with.

We are excited. 🙂