Segun David Fatudimu

2017 Fellow from Nigeria

Segun Fatudimu has over eight years of experience as a Youth Development Strategist. He is the founder and Director of the Sozo network, an NGO that focuses on providing leadership to disadvantaged teenagers in underserved communities and extending impacts of the Young African Leaders Initiative. SAFE Projects is their flagship program that serves thousands of teenagers from over 20 communities across Oyo and Enugu states in Nigeria. It guides teenagers towards obtaining a quality education, purposeful career pursuit, and leadership development, through grassroots mentorship, computer training, educational support, conferences and other highly inclusive and innovative programs. Segun is committed to creating youth networks for teenagers to become the next generation of civic, entrepreneurial and public servant leaders in Africa. Segun holds a Bachelor's degree in Dental Surgery from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, he plans to start a fellowship for teenagers to supply Africa with 10,000 young leaders by 2030. He hopes to expand the Sozo network to spread impact for teenagers across all sub-Saharan Africa countries.

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