Augustine Ilemirewojor Okorodudu

2019 Fellow from Nigeria

Augustine Ilemirewojor Okorodudu has over five years of experience working in the media and youth development space and holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from Delta State University. He is an on-air personality and currently the head of marketing and strategy at Trend 100.9fm. Augustine is the founder of Ideals and Realities Youth Empowerment Foundation (IRYEF), a social development organization dedicated to mentorship, capacity building, life skills development, and vocational training for vulnerable young people. IRYEF primarily works with youth between the ages of 14-25, in Delta State, Nigeria. Through programs like, 'I Need to Know- TeenzSummit,' Students Productive Life Initiative (SPLIN), and 'Equip the Future' radio series, Augustine has delivered trainings that have been estimated to impact over 8,000 Nigerian youth. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Augustine plans to leverage his radio platform to increase the impact of his programs, and to create a new project that focuses on building support systems for pregnant teenagers so that they may complete their education.

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