Temitope Oluwaseun Okupe

2016 Fellow from Nigeria

Temitope Okupe holds a master's degree in Human Resources Management with over four years' experience in community services. Temitope has worked as a volunteer with Modupe Cole Childcare & Treatment Center for mentally and physically challenged children in Lagos State, Nigeria. He has also worked at the Cambridge ethnic community forum in the UK as an advocate dealing with disability rights and racial discrimination. He is currently working as a project manager with Development Impact for Nigeria, in association with Ipaja Community Link in Lagos, where he is supervising a skill-acquisition program for children living with disabilities. He also advocates for people living with disabilities. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Temtiope plans to continue his work empowering children with disabilities, with a focus on advocating for effective disability laws and policy reforms that will enable equal opportunities amoung able and disabled people in Nigeria.

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