Folajogun Victoria Akinlami

2019 Fellow from Nigeria

Folajogun (Fola) Akinlami has 13 years of experience with various media advocacy campaigns for disabled people. She runs a non-profit organization for people living with disabilities and has a television program which advocates for their inclusion and respect in society. She also organizes a training program for deaf children to teach them life skills. Fola studied English at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and is currently enrolled at the National Open University of Nigeria pursuing a master's degree in Journalism and Communication. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Fola plans to continue her work with people with disabilities across Nigeria, focusing on advocating for policies that would declassify deafness as a major disability.

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